Chechen Youth Ensemble Lovzar Starts its Western European Tour

The Western European tour of the Chechen youth ensemble of folk dance Lovzar promises to make a sensation. The tour of the young, but already prominent artists starts on Wednesday with the performance at the Pierre Cardin Theatre on Champs d'Elysee - one of the notorious stages in the French capital.

The ensemble, conducted by Magomed Takhayev, will perform for the Western European spectators a lambent program "Caucasian Dances". Four dozens of dancers and orchestra players, with the youngest 14-year-old participant, intend to impress the pampered Paris spectators with lambent and lyrical dances of mountain people.

The Lovzar ensemble, which means on Chechen "games and fun", was formed in 1984. The present ensemble won a number of Russian and international musical contests and festivals, participated in charity events and in a number of foreign tours, which brought the ensemble a deserved acknowledgement and audience's acclaim. Shortly before the arrival to France, where Lovzar would perform for the first time, the ensemble gave a concert on stage of the Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

The tour is held under the aegis of UNESCO.