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Mongol Messenger ACM

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Mongol Messenger ACM

  1. 1. Friday, May 7, 2021 8 THE MONGOL MESSENGER Arts Council of Mongolia, Delta Foundation Center, IV floor, Tourists Street-38, Chingeltei District Tel/Fax: 976-11-319015 E-mail: marketing@artscouncil.mn Web: www.artscouncil.mn ARTS COUNCIL OF MONGOLIA ARTS COUNCIL OF MONGOLIA The Mongol Messenger is operated and printed by government news agency MONTSAME Web: montsame.mn/en E-mail: mongolmessenger@montsame.gov.mn mongolmessenger@yahoo.com. ISSN 1684-1883 ARTS & CULTURE Winnersof “Fresh Air–BlueSky”drawing competitionannounced With the support of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), The “Nogoonbaatar” International Eco-Art Festival launched its activities between March 5 to April 26, 2021. The festival aims to raise awareness on the health impacts of air pollution in Ulaanbaatar city and to engage people with green attitudes and initiatives through inspirational public art programs. Under the heading “Nogoon­ baatar International Eco Art Festival” Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) has announced “Fresh Air & Blue Sky!” online drawing competition (in April 2021) designed to raise awareness about air pollution among children. The drawing competition was held online among children, aged between 8 and 12, who live in the ger district of Ulaanbaatar. 111 children from 35 khoroos of 7 districts of Ulaanbaatar submitted their works to the drawing contest and illustrated their talents and creative thinking. On the basis of votes collected from Nogoonbaatar festival team judges, 20 winners have been selected. Basic selection criteria included the strength of the artworks’ creativity, and essays provided by participants and social media reach. However, due to the pandemic situation of Covid-19 in Mongolia, the award ceremony has been postponed. MotionMongoliaInternationalContemporaryDanceFestivalisbeingorganized ACM in collaboration with the Mongolian Ballet Program / MBP/ is organizing the second Motion Mongolia International Contemporary Dance Festival under the theme of “The Rhythm of City”. The festival aims to contribute to the development of modern dance, to build capacity of professional dancers and expand international partnerships of the sector. The festival is being organized online through the official festival facebook page www. facebook.com/motionmongolia, starting from April 26, 2021. The opening performance was “The Rhythm of City” choreographed by Damchaabadgar Yo. from MBP. The International Dance Program presents six works by artists from Croatia, USA, Canada, Poland, South Korea and Mongolia. Also, the works of the Mongolian dancers' competition group were presented online. In addition, as part of the festival, documentaries ‘’Draw a line’’ /2019/, “Pina” /2011/ about the lives and works of world renowned choreographers were broadcasted via Look TV for public screening. The winners of the “The Rhythm of City” Competition for Mongolian dancers have been announced. Best Choreographer of the festival is Nomin-erdene N. choreographer of “Last one Dance” studio, Best Female Dancer of the festival is Duurenjargal Ch. dancer of MBP, Best Male Dancer of the festival is Bayarbaatar N. dancer of “Dark Circles Contemporary Dance” company in Korea. Canadian dancer Desiree Rondeau won Audience Award of the international dance program for her performance “Connais Toi”. Also we are planning to organize master classes by American choreographers Joe Allegado and Richard Siegal, choreographer Yen Ching Lin from the British dance company Akram Khan and Mongolian artists Munguntsetseg M., Sodgerel T., Battuul P., during May 28-30, 2021. ACM launched its “Artist of the Year” program in 2019 to support and cooperate with artists from various art fields and to promote them through creative artistic collaboration. ACM has announced the 2021 “Artist of the Year” program in art disciplines: music; art criticism; journalism; traditional art; and fine arts, design and media art. In 2021-2022 ACM selected the following artists, including Composer, producer, leader of “Altan Urag” band Erdenebat B., Literary researcher and journalist Byambanyam U., Embroidery artist Gantsetseg S., Graphic designer, comic artist Bilguun B., Artists from the “Khukh zew” artists' association. With the support of ACM, these artists will be able to promote their artistic works to the public using ACM’s “Red Ger” Creative Space by organising various events and activities throughout the year. Also, artists will be invited to take part in ACM’s event activities to promote and to enrich their profile. ACMhighlightsartistsselected Since April 2021, ACM has been initiating and organizing a series of “Red Ger Day” creative activities and events to promote culture and art to the public. Red Ger Day takes place every Thursday at 4:00 pm. It hosts a series of creative events including art and culture lectures, meetings with artists, training, film screenings, book and poetry readings, and art therapy sessions. Events will be organized online or physically, depending on the lockdown regulations. May 2021 “Red Ger Day” will be organized online according to the following schedule: -"MONGOL ZURAG Today"- Artists from “Mongol Zurag Society” artist Gerelkhuu G., and Munkhtuul N., teacher of Mongol Zurag at the Children's Creativity Center /May 6th/ -"Way to become a Curator"–art researcher and coach Tsetsegbadam B. /May 13th/ -"Let’s Discuss Print Making" – artist Suren Kh. / May 20th/ -"Development of Decorative Art and modern times" – Baatartsogt N., decorative art teacher at the Children's Creativity Center / May 27th/ The fee for each “Red Ger Day” event will be MNT 10,000. Mayscheduleof“RedGerDay”

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