Programme

Padus-Araxes Cultural Association
34th INTENSIVE SUMMER COURSE
OF ARMENIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN VENICE

General Programme of Cultural & Leisure Activities
August 2019 Intensive Summer Course of Armenian Language and Culture

1st Week (1st-4th August)

  • 1st Thursday, 8:00 am – Breakfast & Departure from residences
    8:45-10:00 am – Official Opening of the Intensive Summer Course at the Patriarchal
    Seminar (beyond the Church of Madonna della Salute, Dorsoduro)
    10.00 am-13.15 (1:15 pm) – Starting of the lessons                                         
  • 2nd Friday, 8.45-13.15 (1:15 pm) – Classrooms
    20.45 (8:45 pm) – Փոխադարձ ծանօթութեան Ուրախ երեկոյ / Evening party for
    mutual knowledge offered by the Padus-Araxes Association and organized by the
    teachers and secretary staff.
  • 3rd Saturday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
  • 4th Sunday, 11:00 am – Liturgy of the Holy Mass / Սուրբ Պատարագ (Surb Patarag) at the Medieval Armenian church of the Holy Cross / Սուրբ Խաչ (Surb Khach)
    Departure from Residences: 9.30 am

2nd Week (5th-11th August)

  • 5th Monday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
    15.00 (3:00 pm) Group visit to Surb Ghazar, the Monastic Island of San Lazzaro in
    Laguna, Headquarters of the Mekhitarist Order and cradle of the modern Armenian
    Renaissance in the 18th century.
  • 6th Tuesday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
    18.30 (6:30 pm)-20.30 (8:30 pm) – Workshop by Prof. Dr. Mihran DABAG (Ruhr-
    Universitaet Bochum, Director of the Institute for Diaspora Studies and Genocide
    Research) and Dr. Kristin PLATT on “Narrated World – Experienced World. Tradition, Ritual and History in the Diaspora” (Part 1)
    20.45 (8:45 pm) – SPRITZ HAYEREN, a happy hour for students and teachers to promote an active language production (We-Crociferi).
  • 7th Wednesday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
    18.30 (6:30 pm)-20.30 (8:30 pm) – Workshop by Prof. Dr. Mihran DABAG (Ruhr-
    Universitaet Bochum, Director of the Institute for Diaspora Studies and Genocide
    Research) and Dr. Kristin PLATT on ” Narrated World – Experienced World. Tradition, Ritual and History in the Diaspora” (Part 2)
  • 8th Thursday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
    20.30 (8:30 pm) – Ուրախ երեկոյ/ Evening party
  • 9th Friday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
    20.45 (8:45 pm) – Film screening “The Stateless Diplomat” by Mimi MALAYAN
    (USA 2018), award-winner at the Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto. There will be
    an introduction to the film either by the director herself or a representative as well as
    after the film also time for a discussion.
  • 10th Saturday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
  • 11th Sunday, 11:00 am – Liturgy of the Holy Mass / Սուրբ Պատարագ (Surb Patarag) at the Medieval Armenian church of the Holy Cross / Սուրբ Խաչ (Surb Khach)
    Departure from Residences: 9.30 am

3rd Week (12th-18th August)

  • 12th Monday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
    18.00 (6:00 pm) – Visit tour to the Armenian Venice with Dr. Evelyn KORSCH.
    Meeting at the columns on St Mark’s Square at 17.45 (5:45 pm)
  • 13th Tuesday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
    20.45 (8:45 pm) ‒ Film screening “A Piece of Sky” (Կտոր մը երկինք) by Henrik
    MALYAN (Soviet Union 1980), in the original version in Armenian. At the end of the
    film, there will be time for a discussion conducted by Artsvi Bakhchinyan.
  • 14th Wednesday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Classrooms
    20.30 (8:30 pm) – Ուրախ երեկոյ / Evening party
  • 15th Thursday, no lessons. Feast day for all – Our Lady’s Assumption
  • 16th Friday, 8:45 am-1:15 pm – Last lesson day
  • 17th Saturday, 9:00 am-11:30 am – Examinations
  • 18th Sunday, 11:00 am – Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption, in the Armenian rite. Solemn Divine Liturgy of the Holy Mass / Սուրբ Պատարագ (Surb Patarag) at the Monastery of San Lazzaro, celebrated by H.G. Mgr. Levon Zekiyan.
    Departure from Residences: 9:00 am, Boat from San Zaccaria: 10.25 am
  • 19th Monday, 10:00 am check-out – Departure day

Lessons of Duduk and Armenian Traditional Dance will be offered to those who are interested in participating in the afternoons. Generally, 4-hour lessons per week are given alternatively (duduk on Mondays and Fridays, Armenian Dance on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Those who wish to join the course of duduk are warmly invited to bring with them their instrument (it is also possible to buy the instrument from the instructor, M° Aram Ipekdjian).

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