II International folklore festival
"Viburnum summer of the Dnieper"
July 9-15, 2001
7 countries if Europe
18 art groups took part in the festival: choreographic ensemble "Kruzhaunyzya" (Zhodyno, Bilorus), the song and dancing ensemble "Poyanyza" (Kyshyniv, Moldova), the song and dancing ensemble "Polteks" (Lodz, Poland), the song and dancing ensemble "Kazachyi krug" (Volgogradska region, Russia), thedancing ensemble "Rosiyska kadril" (St.Petersburg, Russia), folklore ensemble "Peresek" (Belgorod, Russia), municipal folklore dancing ensemble (Edyrne, Turkey), the cultural - creative group "Srem" (Yakovo, Yugoslavia), the song and dancing ensemble "Poltava" (Poltava, Ukraine), selfacting ensemble "Malanka" (Poltava, Ukraine), dancing ensemble "Perlynka" (Lubny, Ukraine), folklore ensemble "Dyvyna" (Donezk, Ukraine), vocal ensemble "Dnepryanochka" (Komsomolsk, Ukraine), Ukrainian chorus "Slavutich" (Komsomolsk, Ukraine), the orchestra of national instruments "Barvy" (Komsomolsk, Ukraine), dancing ensemble "Veselka" (Komsomolsk, Ukraine) and guests, duet of Anatoliy Chemelyuh and Myhaylo Grynenko from Globynskiy region, Anton Fedchenko from Lubny and the winner of international competitions and festivals Artem Ahmedov from Kremenchuk (Ukraine).
Their creative activity - we must admit that the groups performed not only on the stage of the House of Culture but also in the streets, at cafes, at the departments of "Poltava mining company", at the health impoving camp "Horisont", in the village of Keleberda - was warmly greeted by the audience, which was noted by the participants themselves.
The distinctive feature of this festival was the fact that it was united together with another great holiday of the city - The Metallurgist Day.
According to the tradition of all international festivals, the best groups are awarded with the Diplomas of I, II and III levels. Komosmolsk had 4 kinds of them: the best song and dancing ensemble, the best vocal-folklore ensemble, the best choreograohic group and the best orchestra group. We also paid attention on the youngest and oldest participants: they were 63 years old Albert Mykolayovych Horoshenkovfrom "Kozachiy crug" and 9 years old Anton Fedchenko from Lubny.
II International festival "Viburnum summer of the Dnieper", held by the Palace of Culture together with Ukrainian section of International council of organizations of folklore festivals and traditional asts (C.I.O.F.F.), the board of "Poltava mining company", the Ministry of culture and art of Ukraine and Komsomolsk city council, was over on July 15, 2001.
The choreographic ensemble "Kruzhaunyza" (Bilorus)
The song and dancing ensemble "Nistreniy" (Moldova)