Topic: Dance

YEREVAN / VANCOUVER, Canada — Celeste Nazeli Snowber, PhD, is a performer, poet, professor, speaker, dancer, writer and award-winning educator. She is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in British[...]

YEREVAN — On August 23-29, an unprecedented and very important event in the history of Armenian culture took place in Yerevan — the International Summer Festival of Contemporary Dance. The title of it is “Summeet” — short for[...]

YEREVAN/CENTERVILLE, UTAH — Gev (Gevorg) Manoukian (born September 15, 1986, Temirtau, Kazakh SSR, now Kazakhstan]) is an Armenian/Russian hip hop and break dancer. He learned to ice skate before turning his attention to dance as his[...]

YEREVAN/PARIS — Dancer and choreographer Aline Derderian was born in Marseille. Graduating with a BA (with honors) in performance design and practice from the Central Saint Martins University of the Arts in London, Derderian spent a year[...]

YEREVAN / ROME — Marine Galstyan, actress, director, dancer, and choreographer from Yerevan, has been living and working in Italy for 17 years. From 1999 to 2004 she studied at the Yerevan Institute of Theater and Cinema, where she acted[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/RIGA — Solvita Avakjana (Avakian) is a Riga-based professional dancer, pop singer and fitness trainer. Years ago she was a member of the popular Latvian band A-Europa, with[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — On July 24, ballet fans here had the great opportunity to enjoy one of the best contemporary ballet companies of France, named after its founding director, Michel Hallet[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/ATHENS — Iris Karayan is a dancer, choreographer and teacher living in Athens. She studied dance at the Greek State School of Dance and completed a Master of Arts in[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/ISTANBUL — Since his debut in choreography in 1988, Levon Taberyan has been considered an excellent dancer as well as a creative and unique choreograph. One of the largest[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/HONG KONG – My interviewee is ballet dancer and dance teacher Davit Vardanyan. Originally from Yerevan, he has lived in Hong Kong for three years. In 1997-2003 he studied at[...]