2nd Silver Lace interregional festival for ensembles and performers concludes in Ukhta
PR and Media Relations Service,
Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta
On April 25–27, Ukhta hosted the final round of the 2nd Silver Lace interregional festival for amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta.
Silver Lace interregional festival for amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta
The festival brought together 437 participants from 17 population centers of the Komi Republic and the Arkhangelsk, Vologda and Yaroslavl Regions. The contestants presented 85 performances ranging from folk, variety and ballroom choreography to instrumental music to folklore, classical, jazz, folk and pop vocals.
The corporate competition was a talent showcase for the employees, their families and the residents of the company’s area of operation. The jury included renowned artists and creative professionals who helped expand the festival’s program with informative master classes and meet-the-artist events.
During the two-day competition, the Ukhta Culture Center hosted both long-time participants in creative corporate contests and newcomers. Performances were remarkably diverse, running the gamut from folk dancing to accordion music, folklore sketches, Indian and Iraqi dance, hip-hop, modern pop songs, and classical vocals.
The top awards of the festival were handed out after the final gala concert that featured a variety of dazzling performances. The Grand Prix went to the Borkuntsy Exemplary Children’s Folklore Ensemble from the Nyuksenskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center, the Russkaya Dusha (Russian Soul) People’s Folk Dance Ensemble from the Gryazovetskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center, and to Evgenia Krimacheva from the Nyuksenskoye Center in the Young Artist category. The Yolochka (Little Pine Tree) Exemplary Children’s Dance Studio was given a diploma for artistic excellence. Ukhta’s Irina Kerenchuk received a special prize: a certificate for an internship at a state cultural and arts institution in the Komi Republic. A special prize from the head of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta went to the Kapriz (Caprice) choreographic team from the Myshkinskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center.
Borkuntsy Exemplary Children’s Folklore Ensemble (Nyuksenskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center)
“Stars never divert from their course. Our artists and jury members have proven that rule. Those who remain committed to their profession, their calling and their art are always rewarded with success. When people long for artistic expression, greatness is the last thing on their minds, as they do what they love and share their passion with the audience. Thank you for the passion and creativity that you gave us in the three days of the festival!” said Alexander Gaivoronsky, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta, in his speech at the gala concert.
The Silver Lace festival helps preserve and deepen the multi-ethnic culture of Russian regions, as well as creates the environment for supporting, advancing and promoting the activities of creative ensembles and performers in the areas where the company runs its business.
Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom supplying natural gas to consumers in nine regions of northwestern Russia and ensuring gas transit within and beyond the former Soviet Union. The gas transmission system operated by the company stretches across Russia’s northwestern areas from the Yamal Peninsula-based Bovanenkovskoye field and Baidaratskaya, the world’s northernmost compressor station, to the country’s western borders.
Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta’s area of operation covers 16,000 kilometers of gas trunklines. In 2017, the company transmitted over 179 billion cubic meters of gas.
The company has 24 branches, including 14 gas pipeline operation centers, and 44 compressor stations with 85 compressor workshops. Gas transmission is performed by 418 gas compressors with a total installed capacity of 5,890 MW, while gas distribution is handled by 174 gas distribution stations. There are also ten CNG filling stations and three mobile refuelers in operation.
The company employs upwards of 13,000 people. It is headquartered in Ukhta, Komi Republic.