The regular holding of national Delphic Games in our country has become a good tradition. Of course, it is difficult to call them fully international: after all, all the regions of Russia, several friendly CIS countries and a number of invited ones - with a total of up to three dozen states, are not the whole world ...
Nevertheless, this event is the most important for our cultural life and in 2020 it will be held 19 times specifically in Russia, and in the 15th, as part of open games for the CIS, with the participation of invited other countries.
The purpose of the Delphic Games and their traditional program
The aim of the Russian Delphic Games is to reveal young talents, their identification, recognition and support, which in general will enrich the country's cultural fund, increase its authority and prestige in the international arena. Russians of all ages should develop non-stop, according to the MDK organizing committee, all conditions should be created for the growth of the personal, creative and intellectual potential of the current generations of our country. Also, the Russian Delphic Games set as their task material support for the noted talents in the fields of sports, art, culture, science and education so that they can implement socially significant projects.
Each time, the program for this event, of course, is different. But, calculated for six days, the final - the final stage of the games, usually, is something like the following, by day:
- Arrival and accreditation of guests and participants.
- The official event on the occasion of the grand opening of the games with a theatrical performance dedicated to the history of the Delphic Games, as well as greetings from the organizers and the host, a concert of cultural achievements of the host. Rehearsals, festival and competitive performances.
- Rehearsals, festival and competitive performances.
- Rehearsals, festival and competitive performances. Round table with the results of the Games.
- Rehearsals, festival and competitive performances. The closing ceremony of the Delphic Games with a gala concert of winners and winners.
- Check out guests and participants.
The 19th Russian Delphic Games will hold competitions in thirty categories. And in total up to two thousand people will take part in them. And in parallel games of the CIS - 17.
In total, for the entire time of the resurrected games, participants competed in 49 nominations, including playing various musical instruments, television journalism, and even such disciplines as the protection of cultural heritage, hairdressing and culinary art. They were distributed in six global, now priority areas for the development of art for our country:
And each game of a certain year must present a competition in at least 14 nominations in three of these six areas. Assessment of the performances of participants and their work is carried out by a competent jury.
What is needed to participate in the Delphic Games?
Youth Delphic Games await the winners of regional qualifying competitions in three age categories, which include a period from 10 to 25 years, and for an adult analogue of any age. You must have undeniable talents in one of the six listed areas of art and go through all the qualifying rounds, the number of which is determined mainly by the number of applications for participation, as well as other program requirements of the competition.
Applications can be submitted by both solo and collective performers, based on the MDK Rules. Each region or participating country comes with its own delegation of winners at the previous level, in addition to them including a leader, accompanists, a representative for the round table, accompanying persons. Among the latter, it is provided, if desired, the presence of teachers and team leaders, support groups, representatives of the local press, parents - for the youth competition. From each delegation under one nomination, no more than three performers of any type are invited.
Look at the Delphic Games live? Nothing is easier!
A visit to the next Delphic Games can be arranged in two ways. Be a member of a delegation from a particular country, including registering as part of its support group, or as a functional unit. Similarly, all important events, such as opening and closing ceremonies, of the Round Table are invited to attend representatives of specialized, regional and federal mass media. And in order to get there in this capacity, your publication must be accredited to this competition and notify your representative about the person.
Also, of course, all the gala performances of the Delphic Games are held at large concert venues, where you can simply buy a ticket to residents of Omsk and the city guests. Of course, it is better to do this in advance, since such events are usually very popular among the public.
Where will the Delphic Games be in 2020?
Russian Omsk showed a keen interest in becoming the next venue for the Delphic Games. In fact, this privilege for the Omsk region was obtained by the acting acting governor Alexander Burkov. The Russian Delphic Committee, headed by Vladimir Ponyavin, carefully studied the potential of various cities that claimed this honor and saw, in Omsk, we quote, "huge creative potential."
And for a week or two he is destined to become the capital of creativity, creativity and innovation in many areas of science and culture.
About the history of the Delphic Games
The modern Delphic Games are considered the successors of the ancient Greek Pythia - a nationwide event of Ancient Hellas, designed to glorify the patron of the arts of Apollo. The name "Delphic" they received at the venue - in honor of those located at Parnassus, by the way - the estates of the good god, Delph. For the first time they were appointed to hold the Delphic oracle in 582 BC, in order to give praise to Apollo, who killed Python and freed the ancient prophet. Actually, in honor of this, they erected a temple there, in which the oracle worked.
The Pythian Games were a very interesting agon - there not only waged wrestling, chariot races and sports, but also adherents of various types of art, which Apollo patronized, performed. They mainly honored playing the kifar and singing under it, because it was this musical instrument that they loved more than others. In 394 A.D. The Pythian Games, together with the Olympic Games, were abolished by the Roman Emperor Theodosius the First, who intended to completely eradicate the spirit of culture of Ancient Greece on the Hellenic lands under his control.
However, the idea of combining sports with the spiritual has not died. Pierre de Coubertin, who revived the Olympic Games, urged everyone to take part in art competitions, whose theme is dedicated to sports. Then art enthusiasts tried to revive the Delphic Games with a couple of festivals in 1927 and 1930. in their historical homeland, however, due to funding problems, the idea had to be forgotten for the time being. At the end of the 20th century, an outstanding public figure Christian Kirsch enlisted the support of the powers that be, as well as prominent artists, and revived the Delphic Games in the form in which we know them now.
Under the patronage of UNESCO and the Council of Europe, the International Delphic Council was created in 1994, the main goals and objectives of the movement were declared. And Russia became the main locomotive in their advancement. At the same time, in many willing countries, their national organizations have opened, supporting the Delphic Strategy and adapting it to the peculiarities of their land. They are entitled to hold their own festivals and competitions. In particular, the centers of movement are known in Germany, Belarus, China, Greece, Nigeria, the USA, Japan and the Philippines. Interestingly, regardless of the Berlin organization, in 2003 the Russians opened their own MDK in Moscow, insisting on a different history of the movement as a whole.
The first revived youth Delphic Games were held in Tbilisi, organized by the Georgian headquarters of the IBC in 1997, and competitions for adults were held for the first time in Moscow, in 2000. At the moment, the Delphic Games are completely independently held by two organizations: the MDK with headquarters in Berlin and regional offices in many countries of the world, and the Russian MDK, headed by V. Ponyavin.