The antique theatre — in Yamal. Icarus and Melpomene will settle in Salekhard until spring
15:57 30 ноября 2019
Категории: News in English
The festival of ice sculptures “Polar Rhapsody” was opened in Salekhard. This is a bright and unforgettable winter event, where talented sculptors from different cities and countries help to make the space of the town more artistic. This year 9 teams came to the creative competition. In addition to local artists, the competition involves artists from Moscow, Perm, Izhevsk, Tomsk, Seversk, Belarus, Iran and Finland. During eight days the sculptors will work on ice images, which this year are united with general theme — “The antique theatre”. 30 large ice cubes will be given to each creative group of two people to create a composition.
Sergey Uramayev, the first deputy director of the department of external relations, wished the participants for good luck.
“Thanks to the festival “Polar Rhapsody” the capital of the region is decorated by unique wonderful ice sculptors every year. I hope that the ice will be easy in processing and will allow embodying your ideas”, he noted.
Traditionally the artists will create their masterpieces on the square of the Cultural and Business Center.
The participant from Finland Risto came to Yamal for the first time. According to him, he has already visited other Russian regions and participated in such festivals. He also works with steel and wood. The participant from Finland took a box with tools with him. His abstract work “Performance” will be associated with theater, although he follows minimalism. By the way, Risto lives in Finland on the same parallel with Salekhard. Therefore, he is not afraid of frosts.
The participants from Iran wanted to see the Far North, ice and also to get acquainted with people of this land.
According to Natalia Taligina, this year the ice is amazing: it is without bubbles, without the effect of champagne, not yellow and not green; it is crystal, as it should be in the North.
The international contest “Polar Rhapsody” has being held for the 16th time since 2001. It always amazes with beauty and uniqueness of art-works made of ice by sculptors. Every year the beautiful natural material, without which the northern region is unthinkable, becomes an object of admiration for citizens and guests of the town.