Azerbaijan Cultural Centre performance and art installation, September 2

By October 2nd, 2019Diversity Speaks

On the second day of “The Long Nights of Interculturality 2019”, guests were able to enjoy art, dance, and a food tasting session at an evening dedicated to the Azerbaijani culture held at the Azerbaijan Cultural Center in Vienna, which was inaugurated by Ms. Leyla Gasimova, the head of the Azerbaijan Cultural Center and Ms. Josipa Palac, President of ICDO, who both emphasized the value of contributing to projects like the Long Nights.

The Azerbaijan State Dance Ensemble flew in from Baku to perform national Azerbaijani dances, such as Qarabagh, Naz Eleme, Agh Chicheyim and Sari Gelin. The pinnacle of the night was Elvin Nabizade’s contemporary art installation named ‘Lost Land’.  Guests were impressed by the installation’s “dark and existentially provoking imagery” that inspired conversations. Everyone was moved by ‘Under the Same Sun’, a documentary about the lifestyles of different ethnic groups in Azerbaijan, which showcased the high diversity within the country.

ICDO is privileged to partner with Azerbaijan in #safeguardingdiversity and would like to thank Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Bulgaria H.E. Nargiz Gurbanova, Azerbaijan Cultural Center and its Director, Ms. Leila Gasimova, Mrs. Gulnara Xelilova, Mr. Hassan Asbarov and the amazing performers.

Here is AZER TAC’s video coverage of the different events:
Opening Ceremony
Musical performance and art installation at the Azerbaijani Cultural Center
Panel discussion “Women in Leadership Positions: Diversity and Inclusion in Society”