The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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The Third Festival of Youth Folklore Groups “GREEN AS GRASS” at Yasnaya Polyana

molodozelenoMay 20, 2017 at 11:00
Yasnaya Polyana, area behind the Coachman's House

The guests of the festival will see and hear bright, talented young folk groups that lovingly study and perform traditional folk music of Tula Region, and their experienced guides: ethnographic groups from the village of Kutuzovka (Bogoroditsk District) and the village of Stoyanovo (Odoev District), and the Choir of Dukhobors (spirit fighters) from the village of Arkhangelskoye (Chern District). Among the performers will also be folklore groups from Tula, Shchekino, Donskoi, Novomoskovsk, and other places in Tula Region. The program includes traditional folk songs, instrumental tunes, dances, and games.  

The festival not only boasts an amazing musical program; participants and guests will be able to play folk games, to do round dances, and to dance the Quadrille, Matanya and Krakowiak.

On that day we‘ll invite our visitors to join thematic guided tours of the estate and the greenhouse: Steps into Nature; The Purest Joy – the Joy of Nature; Traditions of Russian Country Estates; The First Hundred Plants; and Gardens, or the Art of Creating Beautiful Landscapes. Our guests will also be able to participate in various workshops (in the Smithy) under the guidance of Yasnaya Polyana craftsmen, and to taste traditional Yasnaya Polyana pastries (area near the Smithy). In addition, everybody will have a chance to have a carriage- or horseback-ride, to take photos in folk costumes, and to buy Yasnaya Polyana souvenirs and seedlings of plants from our greenhouse.

Holders of tickets to the Yasnaya Polyana estate grounds will also be admitted to the festival. Cost of a ticket is 100 rubles. Cost of participation in a workshop is 100 rubles, and tickets are sold on the spot. You can inquire about the cost of thematic tours at the museum ticket office.

The event is organized by: the Association of Centers for the Development of Art, Folk Culture and Tourism, and the Yasnaya Polyana Museum. 

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