UKRAINE – This was announced by Deputy Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) Oleksiy Reznikov, the website of the KCSA reports. He noted that all the works within the framework of the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 would be fulfilled on time.
“In addition, we are preparing many events of interest for the Kyiv residents and guests of the city. The city administration does not deal with the official locations, however, the entertainment zones will be organized on Sofiivska Square, Troitska Square, Kontraktova Square, Poshtova Square and the National Historical and Architectural Reserve “Kyiv Fortress”. In addition, the Kyiv art week and the 3D Mapping Show will be held” Reznikov said.
According to him, 20,000 foreign tourists and 2-3 times more domestic ones are expected to arrive in Kyiv within two weeks, and they will be offered a comprehensive entertainment program.
He noted that the main attraction of the location on Sofiivska Square would be a stage decorated with mirrored installations and equipped with a large screen having a 90 degree angle in perspective, thereby increasing the viewing angle. The fan zone will be divided into cultural, art, information, recreation, entertainment zones and food courts.
Kyiv residents and guests of the city will be able to get acquainted with unique Ukrainian culture, national music, contemporary music and theatre works on Troitska Square. There will be held the classical music concerts with the participation of the operetta theater orchestra, the performances of jazz musicians and folk groups. Everyone interested will be able to visit master classes, exhibitions, kids activities. Photo zones, tourist information center and food courts will also operate there.
“Kontraktova Square will host the Feel Ukraine cultural and artistic project. The motifs of Ukrainian embroidery will be used in the decorations of all the stages and zones. Every day will be dedicated to a separate topic: jazz day, master classes day, Ukrainian literature day, fine art day, costume and jewelry day, and so on. As part of the entertainment zone, the festival of the Ukrainian goods ‘In search of made in Ukraine’ will be held” Reznikov added.
According to him, the Eurovision: Retrospective cultural and art project will be staged on Poshtova Square.
“The National Historical and Architectural Reserve ‘Kyiv Fortress’ will host the entertainment zone ‘The First Kyiv Plein-Air ‘Art Kyiv fort 2017’. The main idea of the project is the use of the defensive fortification to form a peaceful artistic platform. In addition, the guests of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be able to visit the Kyiv art week. Six museums, more than 20 galleries of Ukraine and other countries plan to take part in the contemporary art week. In addition, Kyiv Light Fest 3D mapping show will be held as the international light and media art festival. The locations of the festival are still under discussion” the Deputy Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration said.