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Vologda Oblast delegation will take part in the opening ceremony of the Festival of Russian Culture in Beaulieu Theatre in Lausanne city (Switzerland)

     

On February 10, 2011 Vologda Oblast delegation will take part in the opening ceremony of the Festival of Russian Culture in Beaulieu Theatre in Lausanne city (Switzerland) devoted to the 65th anniversary of re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Switzerland.

The spouse of the President of the Russian Federation Svetlana Medvedeva is expected to come to the festival as a guest of honor. The festival program will be opened by a guest performance of “Giselle” ballet in Beaulieu Theatre performed by the artists of the State academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

According to the agreement reached between the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Avdeev and Vologda Oblast Governor Vyacheslav Pozgalev, during February 10-12th an exhibition “Vologda Lace Fairy-Tale” will be exhibited on the first floor of the theatre foyer.

The holders of the exhibition that will present about 70 best lace articles from the stocks of Vologda museum-reserve, JSC “Snezhinka” and “Vologodskaya kruzhevnitsa” Ltd. are the Department of Culture and Preservations of Objects of Cultural Heritage of Vologda Oblast and Vologda national museum of Lace opened in Vologda in November, 2010.

The central place of the exposition will be occupied by lace theatrical costumes of Vologda women of the end of the XIX – beginning of the XX century, lace tippets, lace lady’s coats and scarves done by Vologda lace-weavers nowadays. The old lace articles are peculiar for its refinement and high quality of workmanship. The costumes are attached by refined hats decorated with lace insets, plumes and other fashionable at that time elements.

On ten exhibition stands lace pictures, tablecloths, carpets, napkins of different forms and sizes are represented. The visitors will see such famous in our city lace pictures as “Vologda Sacred Places” and “Christmas”, done in 2001-2003 by the leading designers of “Snezhinka” company A.N.Rakcheeva and T.N.Smirnova. Tablecloths “Festivity” and “Generous Summer” each more than half a meter high amaze by the diversity of lace motifs and forms, make you examine the elements of lace articles again and again. Pictures “Vologda”, “Vologda lace-weaver” and “Faithfulness” represented by “Vologodskaya kruzhevnitsa” Ltd. are of high value.

Mannequins draped with cloth, demonstrating the modern lace elements of garments: a lady’s coat “Vecherneye” (Evening dress) and “Eugenia”, jackets “Waltz of flowers” and “For ladies”, form a separate exposition group.

By one of the stands the visitors may watch the process of lace-weaving.

Information by Department of Culture and Preservations
of Objects of Cultural Heritage of Vologda Oblast