Artworks Armenia Project

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Staging the Show

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Opening Night

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School Director Susanna Mkrtchyan

School Director Susanna Mkrtchyan addresses the visitors in the dance studio.

A Visit to Gyumri Aesthetic Center on June 11, 2005

Staff, Relatives, and Students of the Aesthetic Educational Center of Gyumri watch and keep time as older students perform a welcoming dance for Birthright Armenia visitors.
Staff, Relatives, and Students of the Aesthetic Educational Center of Gyumri watch and keep time as older students perform a welcoming dance for Birthright Armenia visitors.

We were greeted on our arrival by a dance group of students performing a traditional folk dance on the pavement in front of the Gyumri school and orphanage. Their bright-colored costumes were fashioned at the school in the national hues. After the festive welcome we went into the school for a tour of the school and its galleries.