The Honored Dance Troupe “Barekamutyun”
The Armenia state dance ensemble “Barekamutyun” (“Friendship”) was created in 1987 by Mr. Norayr Mehrabyan, who was an “Honorable artist of Armenia” at that time, and currently is the recipient of the prestigious title of “The national artist of Armenia”, bestowed upon him by the president of Armenia.
The “Barekamutyun” ensemble presented the Armenian national dance to the public in a classic and chorographical style. The performances arranged by Mr. Norayr Mehrabyan created an exclusively distinctive and new direction in modern armenian dance, combining elements of the folk, classical and contemporary choreography.
In 2008, “Barekamutyun” received the title of “the Honored troupe” awarded by the president of Armenia, for the group’s significant contribution to the cultural heritage of the country.
Armenian dances have been arranged based on the musical works and adaptations of Komitas. Sayat Nova, A Khachatryan, A Babajanyan, Kh. Avetisyan, T.Masuryan. A. Terteryan, E. Hovhannisyan. R . Altunyan. A. Gevorgyan. G Yeranyan. R. Amirkhanyan and G. Hakhinyan.
In addition to the national dances staged on Armenian folk music, the ensemble also performs modern dances on the music of Elton John and Karl Orph.
Since February 2009, for more than four months, the “Barekamutyun” ensemble has been involved in performing and staging works of the “Spartak” ballet (producing choreographer – Yuri Gregorovich.). Presently, the ‘Barekamutyun” ensemble is also participating in the performances staged at “the National academic theater of the opera and ballet of Armenia”.
In 2011, the ”Barekamutyun” ensemble has officially celebrated the 70th anniversary of the artistic director of the ensemble , the National artist of Armenia Mr. Norayr Mehrabyan. The premier of the choreographic performance “The Polovetion Dances” (from A. Borodin’s “The prince Igor” opera) has been presented on the 1st of July, 2011 within the framework of the jubilee concerts dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Mr. Mehrabyan. On the 2nd of July, within the framework of the same jubilee concerts , the “Barekamutyun” ensemble organized the performance of leading ballet dancers invited from Europe.
From the first years of its establishment the “Barekamutyun” ensemble has successfully performed in different countries of the world – among those:
Germany, Russia, India, Italy, England, China, France etc. , presenting Armenian dance art to the foreigners and to the Armenians of the world diaspora with dignity and in a high professional level. Periodically, the “ Barekamutyun” participates in interstate events, such as “the Armenian days” in different foreign countries, benevolent concerts, festivals.
For 25 years the Armenia state dance ensemble “Barekamutyun” remained as the most active and creative group in Armenia, actively implementing various concerts and cultural events thanks to its strong leader Mr. Norayr Mehrabyan and the professional staff always aiming for perfection.
“BAREKAMUTYUN” ARMENIA STATE DANCE ENSEMBLE’S
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