Festival in Paris
The starting performance in France was the participation in the International festival "Dances and music of the world" at UNESCO Headquarters. This is one of the most important projects of the International Council of Folklore Festivals Organizations and Traditional Arts (CIOFF). Russia was represented by an ensemble from the Republic of Bashkortostan. Teams from Argentina, Indonesia, Nigeria, Chile, Nicaragua, Estonia, and France took part in this performance too. CIOFF President Philip Bossan sent a personal invitation to “Miras” to take part in this prestigious festival.
Festival in Romans-sur-Isere
After the concert in Paris, the team went on a festival tour around France. The next performance was at the International folklore festival "Echanges, Cultures et Traditions du Monde" in Romans-sur-Isere.
The participants of this festival were creative teams from eight countries: France, Uganda, Chile, India, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Peru, and Russia. The teams entertained the audience with performances at Maurice Faure’s Square, Mosan Parc, and on the territory of a museum.
The ensemble from Ufa held concerts in cities Boscastle (Theatre de Verdure), San Dona di Piave and Bourg-de Piaget.
Festival in Segre
The festival tour ended with performances and a solo concert at the international festival "Festival Des Cultures Du Monde" in Segre.
“It was very entertaining that after seeing Russian group, the rest started singing "Kalinka" which was a most international performance of this song,” say the dancers.
Folklore ensemble "Miras" is a harmonious combination of song and dance, which has been entertaining its spectators for many years. The ensemble attracts full houses both in Russia and abroad every year. The triumphant participation of the Ufa ensemble in French festivals confirmed the status of "Miras" as one of the leading groups of Russia. Once again, the team's performances were international success. Participation in such events allows presenting the art and culture of Bashkortostan internationally. This has a positive effect on the prestige of the Republic on the eve of the World Folkloriad 2020.
of the Committee of the Bashkortostan Republic