The Dance “Kochari” in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage
During the 10th session of UNESCO committee of Intangible cultural heritage there were discussed 35 applications, including the application of Armenia to include the traditional national Armenian dance “Kochari” in the list of Intangible cultural heritage.
In the result of the discussions among the members of the committee, experts and the representatives of Armenia, UNESCO committee of Intangible cultural heritage approved that the traditional dance Kochari is a manifestation of national identity and it is spread both in Armenia and in Diaspora. Artur Poghosyan, Deputy Minister of Culture of Armenia, informed the aforementioned at a press conference on Wednesday.“It happened this morning,” added Poghosyan. “The Azerbaijanis attempted to hinder, but [they] did not succeed.
Let us mention, that the dance “Kochari” was performed by the Armenian soldiers in 1945 in Reichstag, Berlin. Related to this event, there was written the poem “Dance of Victory”. The picture with the same name was donated to “Poklonnaya Gora” museum.
“It happened this morning,” added Poghosyan. “The Azerbaijanis attempted to hinder, but [they] did not succeed.”