12th International Folklore Festival
«INTERFOLK in Russia»
November 14 – 17, 2019, Saint Petersburg
November 12 – 15, 2020, Saint Petersburg
Appeals to the guests and participants of the festival
INTERFOLK in Russia
I am happy to welcome the organizers and participants of the 12th «INTERFOLK in Russia» International Folklore Festival!
This creative forum has become a good tradition for St. Petersburg. Thanks to talented performers, diverse and original programs, this festival has become a recognized international forum and a meeting place for fans of folk culture.
Over the years, the festival brings bright colors to the palette of cultural events in the St. Petersburg autumn and, without a doubt, has greatly contributed to international humanitarian cooperation.
This year, the festival will be attended by groups from Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, Middle East, India and Turkey. Russian cities can boast an extremely broad geographic representation: from Moscow to Yakutsk. I am sure that the meeting of talented performers at the festival events will give them a creative impetus for further fruitful work, drawing the attention of the general public to national art and folk traditions of various peoples of the world.
I sincerely wish the «INTERFOLK in Russia» festival prosperity, inspiration and good luck to the participants, and unforgettable impressions for the guests!
Chairman of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg
I am glad to welcome you to the 12th «INTERFOLK in Russia» International Folklore Festival.
This festival is a vivid example of international cooperation in the field of culture, preservation of folk traditions and customs. Performers from different countries and regions of Russia demonstrate a high level of performing skills, making it a true holiday for the audience.»INTERFOLK» was born in the City on the Neva, and I think it was not accidental. After all, St. Petersburg, from the moment of its foundation to the present day, has been a city where representatives of different peoples and religions live in peace and harmony.
Folklore is a connecting thread between generations, a backbone of the ethnic identity of nations and ethnic groups. It is pleasant to realize that in the modern world, the interest in folk art does not wane.
Dear participants of the festival! I wish you creative success, further development and prosperity!
Member of the Government of St. Petersburg – Chairman of the Committee on Interethnic Relations and Migration Policy in St. Petersburg
I am sincerely glad to welcome you to the 12th «INTERFOLK in Russia» International Folklore Festival on behalf of the Morozov Municipality of the Vsevolozhsk District of the Leningrad Region.
The festival is widely regarded as a colorful and long-awaited event in the cultural life of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. Due to the high creative potential of the festival participants, we have an opportunity to join in to the cultural heritage of the peoples of the world, as well as recall original Russian traditions.
I hope that the festival will continue to contribute to solidarity and tolerance in relations between nations.
I wish the festival success and prosperity, and its participants – inspiration, bright impressions and interesting meetings.
Head of Administration of the Morozov Municipality
We are glad to welcome you at the 12th International «INTERFOLK in Russia» Festival!
Traditionally, in November, the Cascade Cultural Center hosts a concert program of the «INTERFOLK in Russia» International Festival.
Each year the program consists of performances by different groups, from year to year the festival pleases the residents of the Petrodvorets district of St. Petersburg with creative discoveries and amazing performances.
The Cascade cultural center is a long-time partner of the festival (since 2008) and we are very happy to host this colorful feast. After all, the festival has been successfully fulfilling its lofty goals for many years — it helps to improve mutual understanding, strengthen solidarity in relations between ethnic, cultural, religious, linguistic groups and nations. It also passes on the folk traditions of different countries to the younger generation, fosters tolerance and develops new forms of intercultural communication.
We cordially wish the organizers of the festival success, and the participants — inspiration and unforgettable impressions!
Director SPb SBI Cultural Center «Cascade»