At the initiative of the Ukrainian Center for Cultural Studies, three elements of the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine were represented at the Festival BALTICA 2017 in Lithuania
The International Folklore Festival BALTICA celebrates this year its 30th anniversary. It started in 1987 in Lithuania and since then is carried out annually in one of the Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Ukraine has taken part in this festival since 1998 representing folk art from Kharkiv, Sumy, Rivne and Kyiv regions. This year, at the invitation of the Lithuanian Folk Culture Center at the Ministry of Culture of Lithuanian Republic, the Ukrainian Center for Cultural Studies has represented at the festival three elements of the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine, that is, two inscribed in the UNESCO lists, Petrykivka painting and Cossack songs from Dnipropetrovsk region, and one recently inscribed in the National register, Singing tradition of Luka village of Kyiv region. These samples of the Ukrainian intangible cultural heritage were represented by well-known popular artists, Tetian Harkava and Valentyna Panko (Petrykivka painting), vocal group “Spivanochky” from the town of Kamianske (Cossack songs) and Folk ensemble “Chervona Kalyna” from the village Luka of Kyiv region.
The fruitful collaboration during last years between Ministry of Culture of Lithuanian Republic, Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, Lithuanian Folk Culture Center and Ukrainian Center for Cultural Studies is resulted in successful common projects and initiatives in different kinds of arts and cultural management, as Vida Satkauskiene, vice director of the Lithuanian Folk Culture Center and the creatrive group leader of the festival BALTICA has said.