MOGILEV, 14 May (BelTA) – Mogilev will host the 7th installment of the international forum "Traditional culture as a strategic resource for sustainable development of society", BelTA learned from the Mogilev Regional Methodological Center for Folk Art, Cultural and Educational Work.
The forum will bring together scholars and specialists in folklore and traditional culture from Belarus, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and China. The main goal of the event is to promote intercultural and interstate dialogue focused on finding the optimal model of coexistence of various ethnic groups and cultures, to share experience, to preserve and develop traditional culture.
The forum will be running for several days. The organizers promise a rich program. A folk art festival will be held on the site near the Mogilev Regional Methodological Center for Folk Art and Cultural and Educational Work on 17 May. It will feature local artisans and present a folk calendar of spring holidays and rites of Belarusians. An exhibition in the center will narrate about the regional creative projects to support artisans. It will also feature a video presentation of the intangible cultural heritage of Mogilev Oblast.
On the same day, the forum participants will lay flowers to the Eternal Flame in Slavy Square and watch a theatrical performance featuring folk rites. After that, they will take part in a scientific conference to discuss traditional culture and folklore heritage in the modern cultural space.
The next day, within the framework of the forum, the Mogilev concert hall will host a performance of the Tsitovich National Academic Folk Choir of the Republic of Belarus.
On 19 May, the forum will continue with a round table where participants will share their views on the scientific conference and adopt a conference resolution.