1. Armenian Art Experience Switzerland 2019 

Friday 13th, December

19.30 OPENING EVENT Arshalouys / Daybreak 
Door opening 18.30,
Seats are limited, Please book online ! Bar, Armenian Snacks & Wine

Ticket Booking: https://eventfrog.ch/openingevent

Arshalouys / Daybreak is a new way to discover Armenian identity.
Combination of high quality photojournalism, fashion, design and dance tribute to a new generation of Armenians. Anush Babajanyan a world traveller, award winning photojournalist from Yerevan, will take us on a journey of the Velvet Revolution that happened in 2018 in Armenia, and share impressions of Armenia today. Linked to that, HAY-HAY Concept store founded by Lucine Ayanian, a fashion stylist, blogger and TV host, will present a show of modern Armenian fashion and design. The show will be accompanied with artistic choreography of dancers from Tanzpalast - Aarau,
choreografie done by Michal Leah Poladian & Jennifer Schippert Matheja. Duduk live music: Raffi Chilingirian Beirut

21.00 First Time in Switzerland: Concert Collectif Medz Bazar

Ticket Booking: https://eventfrog.ch/medzbazar

The fresh and quirky 6-piece band sings and plays original arrangements of traditional music of Armenia, Anatolia, the Caucasus, Balkans and other regions. While the group's music is rooted in this traditional repertoire, Collectif Medz bazar also plays original compositions which are the fruit of group sessions full of musical creativity and lyric writing. Music that will warm your heart and soul. Book soon to save your seat !

……………………………Afterparty, Meet & Greet, Armenian snacks & Wine......................................................

Saturday, 14th December

13.00-16.00 Art Exhibition "Armenian Identity Today"

With sculptures of  Gulène Torossian Der Boghossian and paintings Maral Der Boghossian from Beirut, they both will represent two generations of artists sharing rich experience of traveling, artistic knowledge and its richness.

Gulene Der Boghossian
Maral Der Boghossian

Pop-Up Design and Handcrafts Exhibition with selected art works. Goldschmiede Arlin (Zürich), Armenian handmade ceramics Vic Lepejian (Jerusalem), HAY-HAY Concept Store with exclusive fashion and design (Zürich), Cartoons by Agnes Avagyan ( Luzern).

17.30 Vernissage & Art Performance with Dance, Poetry and life music
17.00 Door Opening, Seats are limited
, Please book online ! 

Ticket Booking: https://eventfrog.ch/artperformance

Music: Sevana Tschakerian , Gor Ghalmukhyan & special guests
Poetry reading: Saro Emirze (Germany)  
A selection of international dancers

19.00 Concert Emirzian & Special Guest, Yerke Degha! Along the stories.

Ticket Booking: https://eventfrog.ch/emirsian

Aren Emirze singer/songwriter and together with his beautiful daughter Veronig will present a variety of new arranged music, based on old Armenian songs. Authentic and real this great musician will stop in Switzerland to share his passion with us - the passion for music, life and stories. Don't miss this opportunity.

 Armenian Food, Wine & Drinks

21.00 TANZGALA Badmé hokis! Raconte moi Chérie !

Ticket Booking: https://eventfrog.ch/tanzgala1


The program presents several premières. A rich and colorful variety of professional dance performances reaching from Armenian folklore to modern & contemporary dance theater, gypsy & belly dance. Creations with: Alina Babayan (Barcelona), Trans Classical Dance Company (Los Angeles), Roubina Meguerditchian (Beirut), Michal Leah Poladian (Switzerland).

Sunday, 15 th December

10.30 -12.00 Interactive meeting with artists
Free entrance, Kollekte

Vic Lepejian   

Agnes Büttler- Avagyan


11.00 Agnes Avagyan

“ My journey as an artist “ live presentation & cartoons of festival visitors in typical Armenian clothes, accessories and backgrounds. Her charming humor will definitely paint a smile on your face. Agnes Avagyan can draw with 2 hands simultaneously and is mentioned in the Russian Guinness Book of Records as record painter.

11.30 Vic Lepejian

Interesting facts about ancient Armenian Ceramics with Vic Lepejian, a world known artist and master of his art form.

13.15 -15.15 Symposium "From Trauma to Dignity"

Ticket Booking: https://eventfrog.ch/traumaseminar

This seminar will give a practical and theoretical understanding on how the Armenian Genocide has affected the following generations and the nation as a whole. It will help gaining a better understanding in how families and individuals are affected up to this day, both by theoretical and practical presentations. We d like to add that we aim to achieve a positive change and empowerment of people. We are pleased and honored to have two amazing speakers and experienced treasures in that field: Armine Gmuyr Karapetyan (Armenia) & Miriam Victory Spiegel (Zurich).
The Symposium is open to everybody interested in this topic.

15.30-17.00 Armenian Sing and Dance Workshop with live music, excellent one of a kind musicians &
dancers from all over the world.

Open to everybody

Armenian Sing and Dance workshop with live music, excellent international musicians and dancers.
Sevana Tschakerian , Gor Ghalmukhyan

Ticket Booking: https://eventfrog.ch/sing-danceworkshop

19.30 TANZGALA Badmé hokis ! Raconte moi Chérie !

Ticket Booking: https://eventfrog.ch/tanzgala2

The program presents several premières. A rich and colorful variety of professional dance performances reaching from Armenian folklore to modern & contemporary dance theater, gipsy & belly dance. Creations with : Alina Babayan (Barcelona), Trans Classical Dance Company (Los Angeles), Roubina Meguerditchian (Beirut), Michal Leah Poladian (Switzerland).

 Armenian Food & Wine

Delicious Armenian Food served by Magdalena Osepyan and Armenischer Schul - und Familienverein Oberentfelden