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Russian culture on display
There has been a Russian community in Panama for more than 77 years, but recently the number of people from that country on the Isthmus has increased significantly. Wishing to share a little of their culture with the Panamanian people, the Russian Cultural Association (Aculrus) together with the Russian Organization in Panama has organized the International Festival “Russian Bazaar” which will take place on Sunday, March 18 at the Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Convention Center of the Panama Hotel from midday to 11:00 p.m.
Russian gastronomy will play a large role in the event with typical dishes such as blinchiki, pirozhki, olivie, pelmeni, golubtsy, kotlety and borsch among others. There will be many surprises for children and adults, a Russian-style photo booth, handicrafts, art exhibits and a fashion show.
Russian guest artistes from different parts of the world will take part in the festival. The Canadian Russkie Uzory, a folkloric theater and dance group will present traditional dances and songs. Alma Rusa, a group founded in Peru by Alisa Gilyazeva, Tamila Zeldich and Svetlana Kozitskaya, will sing folkloric and contemporary Russian music and from Panama, the dance troupe, “Podruzhenki”, famous for the delicate movements of its dancers, will perform the piece “Once upon time there was a Russian tale”.
The talented artist, Artem, who creates three-dimensional paintings from screws, will exhibit some of his pieces. The works show the important things of life, such as love, freedom, humor as he strives for realism with an interesting color transfer. Hence the interest in pixel-style in the works.
Tickets to the festival cost $7 for adults, children, students and pensioners $5, for sale at Leto San Francisco: Calle 76 con Av 5 sur, Plaza 76, San Francisco and Leto Costa del Este: Avenida Paseo del mar, Plaza The Corner behind PH Murano. For more information call 6200-2120.