Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Days of Sakha-Yakutia Culture in Toronto: Visual, Musical, Vocal and Culinary Art

Days of Sakha-Yakutia Culture: from Siberia, Russia to Toronto, Canada, posterPoster: Days of Sakha-Yakutiya Culture
September 30 - October 9; October 15 - 30;
Bezpala Brown Gallery, BBG
17 Church Street (@ Front) Toronto, ON M5E 1M2
Credit: bezpalabrown.com

Days of Sakha-Yakutiya Culture

September 30 - October 9, Days of Sakha-Yakutiya Culture in Toronto. Part I. The first three days: Sept30 - Oct2 will be featured within Culture Days events programming. Public Reception: October 1st, 5 - 8pm.

October 15 - 30, Days of Sakha-Yakutia Culture in Toronto. Part II. Reception: Sat Oct 22, 12-3pm (admission fee: $25).

Location: Bezpala Brown Gallery
Address: 17 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario
Directions: Church and Front, near Flatiron building in the area of St Lawrence Market.
Closest subway stations are Union and King.

The provenance of Sakha (Yakut) people of Siberia, Russia is still much of a mystery. Their language belongs to the Turkic group. Their origin is still a much debated subject among historians and archeologists. Yet, much of Sakha cultural background is referred to Olonkho, the oldest epic arts of the Turkic-Mongolian peoples, proclaimed by UNESCO a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

This event will consist of two parts.
First part (Sept 30-Oct 9) will feature original artwork of Mikhail Starostin, Andrey Chikachev, Tujara Markova, Valeriy Bessonov, O.A. Rakhleeva, A.G. Petrov. As well, a burgeoning photographic talent, Evgenia Arbugaeva, will present her newest collection - vivid depictions of Siberian life - showing why she has received awards in Moscow, Paris and New York.
Reception: Oct 1st, 5-8pm. Wine and cheese. Free Admission.

During the second part (October 15 – 30) Torontonians will also be able to take a bigger glimpse of the unique culture and ancient philosophy of Sakha people through contemporary pieces of visual, musical, vocal and culinary art. For the very first time in Canada, the audience will be able to listen to improvisations of Claudia and Herman Khatylaevs performing on more than 15 traditional musical instruments, enjoy one-of-a-kind fashion show of custom made beadwork dresses by designer Avgustina Filippova, - each dress takes up to 2 months of work if sewn by 20 seamstresses, savor traditional Sakha delicacies created by chef Innokentyj Tarbakhov.
Reception: October 22nd, 12-3pm. Admission Fee: $25 per person

Organizers: Bezpala Brown Gallery and the Trade Commissioner of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) of Russian Federation in Canada

Official Sponsors: Silver Bear Resources Inc. (Leading Sponsor), CERBA (Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association), Журфикс.

For more information, please contact:
Fariz Kovalchuk

wikipedia.org: Sakha Republic
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spri.cam.ac.uk: Scott Polar Research Institute: University of Cambridge: Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
compiled by Tatiana Argounova

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