In the village of Volochanka, a branch of the children’s art school held an open air for children. Pupils of the choreography department in national costumes went out into the fresh air to play the national games of the Taimyr peoples under the guidance of teacher Olga Turdaginova.
“Children enjoyed playing the Taas – a dolgan game, jumped over sticks, accompanying the jumps with scores in the Dolgan and Nganasan languages, threw a maut, and tugged of the stick and others”, said the specialists of the children’s art school.
This is one of the events of the Ringing Voices of the Tundra social project, supported by the Nornickel’s World of New Opportunities charity program. The project is aimed at preserving and developing the traditional dance culture of the Taimyr peoples, increasing the interest of children and youth in it.
A similar event took place at the northern choreographic department of the art school from 22 to 24 September. The students, under the guidance of their teacher Anton Laptukov, were engaged in choreography using game technologies in the open air.
At the final lesson, Anton Laptukov gave a master class in northern choreography entitled Deer Run over the Taimyr Nature, where children learned the sketch Deer Catching.
“Everyone liked this format of outdoor activities, the children were happy”, the organizers said.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Dudinka Children's Art School named after Boris Molchanov