Music and dance from Armenia

Music and dance from Armenia

with Abovian, Armenian Cultural Association

Ciconia Consort conducted by Dick van Gasteren
Abovian, dance, conducted by Lusik Nersesyan

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Thursday, November 11 – 8:15 PM 
Dakota Theater, The Hague 

Edward Mirzoyan (1921-2012) – Shushanic 
Erzerumi Shoror
Khachatur Avetisyan (1926-1996) – Tsaghkats Baleni
Eduard Hayrapetyan (b. 1949) – “The Lost Balloon” for string orchestra
Khachatur Avetisyan (1926-1996) – Im Yegheg
Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925-1992) – 5 Miniatures on Georgian Folk Themes
Komitas (1869-1935) – Vagharshapati Par (Aslamazyan transcription)

The Ciconia Consort, together with the Abovian Armenian Cultural Association, presents a wonderful Armenian evening with music and dance.
The Republic of Armenia is located in the South Caucasus; it is a mountainous area at a crossroads of cultures. This results in its own, extraordinarily rich and varied music culture. The concert has both folklore and meditative mysticism; unknown, new sounds, yet familiar and close!
The stylish Armenian dances are performed by the dance group of the Abovian Association, where Armenian culture has been central since 1984. The dance group is led by teacher Lusik Nersesyan. 

The concert is without intermission. Afterwards we would like to invite you for a nice drink in an Armenian atmosphere.

Photo: Jan Hordijk Dancer: Lusik Nersesyan



The Armenian Cultural Association Abovian has been active in The Hague since 1984. Many residents of The Hague are now familiar with the active Armenians in The Hague through dozens of performances by the dance group and the singing group Abovian, including at Parkpop, Embassy Festival, Cultural Haagse Parade and the Uitfestival.

In addition to performances, there are also other activities at the Armenian Cultural Center. Not only the culture is experienced and passed on to subsequent generations, but also the Armenian language. Armenian language lessons are given weekly to children of different ages in the club building on the Weesperstraat. Adults who want to learn the language are also welcome. In addition, the Association has been organizing lectures for the neighborhood on health and social issues for years, chess lessons, chess tournaments, and cultural celebrations on the occasion of Armenian holidays.

The Abovian Association cherishes contacts within Dutch and specifically The Hague society. As is also the case on November 11 in the collaboration with Ciconia in the joint tribute to Armenian culture.