From 5 to 12 November 2016, a major cultural event will be held in Tyumen: the Northern regional tour of the Fakel corporate performing arts festival for groups and individual performers representing PJSC Gazprom's subsidiaries. Gazprom Transgaz Surgut will be the host organization for the contest.
The competition for amateur performing arts groups and individual performers is expected to attract over 1,000 participants and guests. Representatives of 20 of PJSC Gazprom's subsidiaries from the Northern region will take part in the event. The performers will be divided in three age groups: children from 5 to 10, children from 11 to 16, and adults from 17 and over. The participants in the festival will compete in the following categories: “vocal performance”, “choreography”, “instrumental performance”, “circus and variety”, “original genre” and “folklore”. The event will last for three days and will take place at the modern Neftyanik House of Culture. In addition, during the Fakel festival a “Young Artist” competition for arts enthusiasts will also be held.
The opening ceremony of the Regional tour of the Fakel festival will take place on 6 November, and the award ceremony is scheduled for 10 November. The event will be closed with a gala on 11 November.
The jury of the Fakel festival will be chaired by Alexandra Permyakova, People's Artist of Russia, winner of the Russian Government Award, member of the Presidium of Russia’s Presidential Council for Culture and the Arts, Professor and director of the Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Choir.
In addition, several workshops by members of the jury (famous choreographers, musicians, vocalists, culture and art figures) will take place during the competition.
Fakel is a biennial corporate festival for amateur performing arts groups and individual performers from PJSC Gazprom's subsidiaries. The festival consists of three tours. During the first tour, the best performers of PJSC Gazprom's subsidiaries are selected. They then progress to the regional stage of the competition.
The second tour is held at the level of regional festivals (Northern and Southern regions) and the winners proceed to the final tour. The winners of the Southern region were chosen in the city of Ufa at the regional event, which was held from 15 to 22 October. The very first edition of the Fakel corporate festival for talented gas industry specialists was held 12 years ago.
The official website of the Fakel festival: http://gazpromfakel.ru/