ASU international students visited the premiere of Flames of Paris ballet in Novosibirsk

25 November 2015 Faculty of Mass Communication, Philology and Political Science

On 21 November 2015 the Siberian Cultural Dialogue communicative forum (an entertainment event organized by joint efforts of INST students association (with the Department of International Affairs support), the Department of Educational and Extracurricular Work and leaders of the Faculty of Mass Communication, Philology and Political Science) took place.

There were more than 50 participants – citizens of Russia, China, Italy and Tajikistan. The event was joined by students and lecturers of such higher educational establishments as Altai State Academy of Culture and Arts and Barnaul Juridical Institute, although the main attendants were representatives of Faculty of Geography, Faculty of History, Faculty of Mass Communication, Philology and Political Science, Faculty of Physics and Technology of Altai State University. Candidate of Geography, Assistant Professor of the ASU Department of Economic Geography and Cartography A.V. Krotov became the event’s leader, while junior lecturer of the Department of Russian as Foreign Language and Oriental Linguistics, curator of INST students association V.A. Shelbogashev took on the job of interpreter.

The major objectives of the forum (such as adaptation of international students to residing and studying at the Russian university, establishing contacts with Russian students, familiarizing with the best examples of the theatrical art and symbols of Siberia, establishing the intercultural dialogue in the multilingual and multicultural environment of modern Russia) were successfully accomplished.

Within the framework of the forum trips to Novosibirsk Science Campus, Novosibirsk State University, Science Campus Technopark, Novosibirsk Zoo were organized for the participants that included ASU students with disabilities. By all accounts, the best part of the forum was the premiere of Flames of Paris ballet performed by Novosibirsk State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet troupe, as well as the spontaneous concert by forum’s participants during the return trip from Novosibirsk to Barnaul. Their extemporaneous performances featured the songs about love, homeland, friendship in Dari, Russian, Chinese, Italian, Tajik, Ukrainian and English languages. The amazingly warm and homely atmosphere has drawn the participants together and built a real friendship.

All forum’s participants expressed their hope to meet their new friends again.
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