The Association of former graduates from Russian universities “Mitra Kunj” (Friends’ Club) in association with Russian center of science and culture (RCSC) in Kathmandu and Siddhartha Vanasthali Institute are organizing the special performance program of the Russian folk dance group “Rainbow” from Voronezh, Russia, which will be held at the Nepal Academy Hall on November 22nd at 3.00 p.m.
The folk dance group “Rainbow” began their artistic career in 1979 and by 1980 received the title of "National Collective" in Russia. “Rainbow” has won multiple district, city, regional, national and international festivals and contests. In December 2010 the group was awarded with the title of “Honored collective of folk art” by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation.
Folk dance group “Rainbow” already gave two performances to the Nepali audience. On November 16th the RCSC in association with Nepal-Russia Friendship & Cultural Association held a concert to mark the celebration of 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Nepal with Honorable Minister for Health and Population, Mr. Gagan Thapa, being the Chief Guest and His Excellency, Ambassador of Russian Federation to Nepal, Mr. Andrey Budnik as the Guest of Honor. “Rainbow” presented the audience of 200 people with traditional folk dances from different regions of Russia.
On November 18th folk dance group “Rainbow” held another performance at the Chamber of commerce & industry hall in Pokhara, organized also by RCSC in Kathmandu and Nepal-Russia people’s friendship society, Pokhara. On that day “Rainbow” presented their electrifying performance to the audience of 350 in the presence of the Chief Guest, Deputy Inspector General of Police Kamal Singh Bam.
The mesmerizing performance and high professionalism of the dancers were met by the local audience with enthusiasm and created considerable resonance in the cultural circles in the country. The performance was covered by such newspapers as “Kantipur Daily” and “Rising Nepal” as well as TV channel “News 24”.
Throughout 2016 RCSC has been hosting a multiple events to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Russia and Nepal: exhibitions, seminars, concerts etc. In September 2016 a monument dedicated to the greatest Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, made by Russian sculptor Gregory Pototsky, was unveiled at the RCSC premises. The concert, which will be held on November 22nd in Nepal Academy Hall, is one the main concluding events dedicated to mark the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Nepal.