• Short Summary

    THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN THE ANCIENT LEBANESE CITY OF BAALBECK IS UNDERWAY.

    THIS YEAR?

  • Description

    THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN THE ANCIENT LEBANESE CITY OF BAALBECK IS UNDERWAY.

    THIS YEAR THE FESTIVAL HAS ATTRACTED PERFORMERS FROM MANY COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE SOVIET UNION, AUSTRALIA, ITALY, BELGIUM, AND PERFORMERS REPRESENTING LEBANESE AND ARMENIAN CULTURES.

    A FEATURE OF THE BAALBECK FESTIVAL IS THE USE MADE OF THE CITY'S ANCIENT RUINS, WHICH FORM THE STAGE AND BACKDROP FOR MANY OF THE PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING BALLET.

    AT THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL THE BALLET PERFORMANCES WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET COMPANY AND THE BEJART COMPANY OF FRANCE. THEY WILL GIVE PERFORMANCES OF MODERN INTERNATIONAL WORKS AS WELL AS THE MORE TRADITION BALLETS.

    THE FIRST BAALBECK FESTIVAL WAS HELD IN 1956. THE FESTIVAL HAS FOUR AIMS - TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARTS IN LEBANON; TO PRESENT CULTURAL PERFORMANCES TO THE LEBANESE PUBLIC; TO PROMOTE TOURISM; AND, TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF LEBANON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD7SQ9VCVVS3GXGLIXZ6N2FM7O
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7SQ9VCVVS3GXGLIXZ6N2FM7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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