On Friday, November 30, Gagik Ginosyan, a renowned specialist of Armenian dance, was a special guest at the Dzirani Dance Group class. Ginosyan, a teacher of Lusine Minassian, our Dzirani dance instructor, gave some instructions to our excited young dancers. He also visited with Aradzani Dance Group director, Robert Haroutunian, earlier in the day.
Gagik Ginosyan is a a dance specialist, dance-ethnographer, and the founder and Artistic Director of the Karin Folk Song and Dance Ensemble. Among many honors, he was awarded the Knight of Golden Medal of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenian. He is also the author of the first Armenian DVD-dance tutorial entitled Armenian Dance, released in the framework of the Armenian Knight TV program (2008). Since 2014, he has been working on incorporating the National Song and Dance discipline into the curricula of ordinary schools in Armenia. In 2015, in collaboration with the Ayb Foundation, Ginosyan founded the Academy of National Song and Dance, where the newly opened Dance Studies Center is now making its first steps. Ginosyan works on the research and theoretical studies of Armenian dances.