One day within the framework of the Film Festival Spirit of Fire is traditionally devoted to family and family values. That is why today the foyer of the CTC was full of children.
Several venues hosted interactive programs, workshops, meeting with a children's writer. Children's heads in orange baseball caps with the “Chitalkin” logo flash were everywhere.
Family Day was opened on the big stage of Ugra-Classic by the popular TV host and showman Leonid Yakubovich, whom the children's audience greeted with amicable applause. Uncle Lyonya presented a new theatrical concert of the project “CHITALKIN (Little KINO) in Khanty-Mansiysk.”
You may recall that CHITALKIN is an all-Russian project created by the Fund for Support and Development of Cinematography for Children and Youth. It is a unique, one-of-a-kind Internet channel where popular Russian actors and parents simply read children's classical and modern literature.
Regional project CHITALKIN in Khanty-Mansiysk is held by the “Little KINO” Foundation together with the company Gazpromneft-Khantos for the second year in a row. The geography of the project is expanding. Recently, within the framework of the social investments program “Native cities”, the CHITALKIN contest was held in Uvat.
Thus, 12 young talented readers from 4 to 16 years old from Khanty-Mansiysk, Khanty-Mansiysk and Uvat districts are on the stage of the Great Hall of the Concert and Theater Center. They have already passed the qualifying rounds of the children's contest CHITALKIN.
Soulfully, with childish spontaneity, they read poems by children's classics Agnia Barto, Samuil Marshak, Sergei Mikhalkov, as well as contemporary children's poets. For example, poems of Anna Bobrovskaya, which, becoming an adult, has not lost her childhood with all its joys. Therefore, her “boyish” poems are so close and understandable to children. By the way, Anna herself specially came from Moscow to take part in this concert.
There were also poems on not "childish" subjects - war, orphanage, orphan home - that could not be listened to without tears.
Undoubtedly, the literary contest CHITALKIN popularizes books, revives the traditions of expressive reading, reading aloud – something that is very useful that in our century of universal computer addiction.
Leonid Yakubovich emphasized, “It's a big thing to go on stage for a child. Light of a footlight and applause of spectators will be remembered by young performers for life. Maybe it will affect their future life in a good way.”
In the finale of the program, hundreds of white balloons suddenly fell on the auditorium - as a symbol of a bright, unblemished childhood. The children were happy.
Our photo report will demonstrate some moments of the event.