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Ukrainian Culture Celebrated on the French Rivera

23. January 2013 by Masha 0 Comments

The French Riviera has always attracted prominent cultural figures from around the world and Ukrainians are no exception. Marie Bashkirtseff is one of the most well known Ukrainians who lived in Nice. As an artist and author, she began keeping a diary at age 13 and it is for this that she is most famous.


In celebration of Marie's 155th birth anniversary, the French city is hosting "Ukrainians on the Cote d'Azur," a program of various events that highlight different aspects of modern Ukrainian culture.


The festival opened on January 15th and runs through January 29th. Leading Ukrainian clothing brand RITO Fashion House showed off the Cote d’Azur collection which was created specifically for the event, while the Ukrainian art group Absinth Reality has paintings and photographs on display. 


Glagoslav Publications, an independent British-Dutch press specializing in translating Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian books into English, introduced an anthology of new Ukrainian women prose writers.


Another book called The Sarabande of Sara's Band was also released in English which "gives the reader a good deal of insight into the everyday lives, loves and tribulations of Ukrainians living today."


The theater was packed for the performance of Marie Bashkirtseff: A Journal in Time, a play based on the artist's famous diaries. An art exhibition by one of Ukraine's most promising young artists, Kateryna Kosjanenko, is also on display throughout the festival.


There are several more days remaining of this international art project so be sure to check it out if you're in the area. The topics touched on here are also interesting conversation starters for meeting new Ukrainian brides.


Source: Matrix Orange