From the 29th of January and up until June, Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation will support three theatre performances for the Russian community living in Cyprus, housed at Tehnochoros Ethal in Limassol. The performances are organized by long term Foundation collaborators: Angara – a Russian educational and cultural center for children and adults, and Ostrov Theatre.
All performances will be based on works by classical Russian writers. The first play, took place on the 29th of January, was free for all to attend. It is important to note that half of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the support of an Oncology Centre in Cyprus.
Director of the theatre Olga Evangelou thanked Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation for their ongoing support and dedication to the cultural scene of the Russian community in Cyprus by saying:
“Thanks to you, we are able to hold charity performances and donate part of the funds for the treatment of children living with cancer. Your contribution is very important not only for our theater company, but also for the audience, who are happy to attend our performances with their families. On behalf of everyone, I would like to once again thank the Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation for their active participation in the life of the Angara Educational and Cultural Centre.”
Co-Founder Julia Dashina commented:
“With more than 80,000 Russian people living on the island, it is with great pleasure that we support these theatre plays. To be able to give back to our community in Cyprus is of immense importance not only because it helps us stay connected to our roots and traditions, but because it also gives us an opportunity to pass our heritage and culture to the future generations of young Russians born and raised on this island. The fact that half of the proceeds of these shows will go to children with cancer also shows the true colours of the Foundation. Good is within us, we just have to use it.”
The first of the three shows was a performance of Anton Chekhov’s literary masterpiece “The Wedding”. It’s a one act comedy written in 1886 whereby the occasion of a wedding reception is used by Chekhov to satirize the average Russian and his thirst for honour and accolades in a very cheerful and light-hearted manner.