About the Games
The First International Paradelphic Games were held for the first time in world history In Moscow in November, 2016. It is a series of creative competitions among disabled people of various nosologies in the field of culture and arts.
The teams from the regions included winners and laureates of various national and international festivals and contests from among people with disabilities of various nosologies (visually impaired, hearing impaired, people with disabilities, people with disabilities due to mental illnesses, etc.), mostly delegated by governors of subjects of the Russian Federation or leaders regional public organizations of disabled people.
The way it happened
The first Paradelphiс games were held as presentation games. The Creative Council was set up. It included Honored Artists of Russia, Honored Art Workers of Russia — professional directors, actors, singers, producers, artists, etc.
More than 650 representatives from 43 constituent entities of the Russian Federation republics: Bashkortostan, Karelia, the Crimea, Tatarstan, the Chechen Republic, the Chuvash Republic; Administrative Regions: Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Primorsky and Khabarovsk, areas: Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Belgorod, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Kirov, Kostroma, Kursk, Lipetsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Orenburg, Ryazan, Saratov, Smolensk, Tver, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl; Major cities — Moscow and St. Petersburg and 12 countries (Kazakhstan, Belarus, France, Netherlands, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Italy, etc.) gathered in Moscow for creative competitions.
Performances of participants in 8 nominations (fine art,
The culmination of the Paradelphic Games was the final gala concert that took place on November 28 in the Great Hall of Congresses of the Cosmos Hotel (Moscow, Mira Ave, 150).
At the concert invited guests were the team «Angels of Hope» and the Academic Choir of the Schnittke Higher School of Music performed the Hymn of Russia. The member of the Creative Council of Paradelphic Games, the director and singer Alexander Levshin, the TV presenter Sergei Belogolovtsev and his son Eugene presented a fragment of the performance, Phillip Dares, a guest from France, created a lyrical mood for everyone.
More than 170 people (42 nominees) — participants of the Games were selected by the Games Creative Council to perform in the concert program of the gala concert.
The participants of the Paradelphic Games received welcome addresses from Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Kirill — Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Olga Golodets, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation Grigory Lekarev, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Veniamin Kaganov., Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, etc.
In December, the Council of the Federation hosted «The First International Paradelphic Games of 2016: Results and Prospects for Development» Round Table, organized by the Council of Federation Committee on International Policy.
Federal Assembly, Federation Council members Eduard Isakov (representative of the
The first International Paradelphic Games provided ample opportunities for people with disabilities to experience themselves in honest creative competition, stimulating their creative needs, aimed at multiplying the artistic wealth of Russian society, preserving and developing national cultural traditions.