On May 20, 2018 Children’s Dance Festival “We Are Together” was held in «S.D.Avenue Bangkok Hotel» with the support of the Russian Embassy in Thailand and the Faculty of Humanities of the Ramkhamhaeng University. It was co-organized by Folk Dance Ensemble “Katyusha” (headed by Ekaterina Alekseyeva), International Ballet School “Rosinka” (headed by Ekaterina Benderskaya) and the Russian Embassy School in Bangkok.
The event started with a solemn ceremony. H.E. Mr. Kirill Barsky, Russian Ambassador to Thailand, delivered a welcoming speech addressing little artists and numerous spectators. On the eve of the International Children’s Day, which marked worldwide on June 1, he stressed the importance of such events for developing children’s talents, educating them in the spirit of high culture and supporting creative initiatives of the younger generation.
Professor Art-ron Chitsumon, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of the Ramkhamhaeng University made his speech in Russian. He noted that dance projects like this are an important component of the Russian-Thai cultural and educational cooperation. They help Thai kids to acquire Russian culture and increase the interest of pupils and students to learn the Russian language. The professor proudly emphasized that over 120 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Russia and Thailand have managed to forge strong friendly ties between the two peoples, and we must educate the future generation in such a way that they can cherish this friendship and mutual understanding.
The festival “We are together” has become a true celebration of dance, sports and Russian-Thai friendship. Everything was just perfect in this festival as it was the triumph of harmony of music, plastics and rhythm. Over 100 children aged from 4 to 16 years old demonstrated their talents on the stage. Artistic directors prepared a spectacular program consisting of more than 30 colorful multi-genre performances. The audience was literally dazzled by a whirlwind of dances, by complicated gymnastic stunts and by colorful costumes and decorations.
The gala concert provided children with an opportunity to introduce their own individual numbers as expressions of their inner world. From this perspective there is no doubt that the event will encourage creative, spiritual and physical development of these young people from Russia, Thailand and other countries.
All the participants of the concert, irrespective of age, received diplomas, medals and memorable gifts which were presented to the awardees by the Russian Ambassador and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.
The concert was followed by a celebratory lunch. During the lunch both children and adults – parents and teachers – enjoyed talking to each other.