January 24, the opening of the Russian Dance Festival took place at the central dance floor of “Madras Music Academy”, one of the oldest and most famous dance institutions in South India.
The event was organized by the Indo-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (IRCCI) in cooperation with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Chennai.
The dance program was prepared by the Russian dance studio 'Diamant' from the Rostov region and included the performances in modern and folk dance of Russia.
The main theme of the concert program was the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The guests of honour in the concert program were: Mr. Oleg Avdeev, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Chennai, Mr. V.M. Lakshminarayanan, Founder Chairman of IRCCI, Mr. R. Veeramani, President of IRCCI, Dr. Sivathanu Pillai, Former Director-General of the Defence Research and Development Organization of India and others.
The performances of the Russian group will be held in different cities of South India: Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Ariyalur and Sivakasi. A total of 15 concerts are planned.