From 29th November – 4th December Voronezh became home to the International Song and Dance Festival, organised by Voronezh State University International Education Institute and the Department of Culture of Voronezh Government.
In the first round of the Festival 580 participants presented national art of over 60 countries on stages of the Voronezh Cultural Centre and the VSU Concert Hall. Among the participants were Russian artistic teams and performers, representatives of national diasporas of Voronezh region and foreign students of Voronezh universities. Creative professionals of Voronezh formed a judging panel to select the best performances for the closing concert.
On 3rd December, the building of A.L. Durov's Voronezh Circus housed this remarkable festival of song, dance and friendship. Deputy Mayor of Voronezh for Social Development Nadezhda Petrovna Savitskaya welcomed and congratulated the participants of the closing concert.
The traditional closing concert had a very diverse programme which was made up of the best performances chosen by the judging panel. The audience admired the sincerity and professionalism of the performers.