‘Azerbaijan’s delegation panicked when heard about Armenian dancers’: Mher Petrosyan 

‘Azerbaijan’s delegation panicked when heard about Armenian dancers’: Mher Petrosyan 

VII Georgian Dance Olympiad has taken place in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi on April 1-2, in which various dancers from Russia, Ukraine, Javakhk, Azerbaijan and Armenia participated. Our country has been represented by “New Age” dance ensemble headed by Mher Petrosyan and Dona Bareghamyan in a row of dance nominations including folk and contemporary dances. The Armenian delegation has been headed by IDO international category coach Artashes Mesropyan. Garik Petrosyan, world double and current champion of folk dances has performed in the ensemble. “A very interesting incident happened before the commencement of the Olympiad. We were informed that Azerbaijan’s delegation was in a panic when they heard about the dancers from Armenia.

The previous year the Armenian delegation had won a crushing victory in the International Dance Olympiad and “New Age” ensemble had achieved 12 gold medals. Azerbaijani started to make some changes in place – changed the nominations, age groups, even threw away applications”, told the art director of the “New Age”, choreographer Mher Petrosyan to Aravot.am. According to his characterization the female dancers of the “New Age” have astonished the audience and the strict jury with their dances and folk costumes one after another: “All 14 mono dances, 5 couple dances and one triple dance that we represented won the first place and one mono dance – the second place.” As

According to his characterization the female dancers of the “New Age” have astonished the audience and the strict jury with their dances and folk costumes one after another: “All 14 mono dances, 5 couple dances and one triple dance that we represented won the first place and one mono dance – the second place.” As Mher Petrosyan conveyed the “New Age” is going to leave for Moscow to partake in World Championship of Folklore. Let us remind you that during one of the previous championships that “New Age” ensemble took part, Azerbaijan’s delegation has attempted to hinder the performances of the group.

 

 

Luiza SUKIASYAN

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