Ilim acts as a general sponsor of the Context. Diana Vishneva festival

Ilim Group became an official partner of the Context. Diana Vishneva festival

«Илим» выступил официальным партнером фестиваля Context. Diana Vishneva

Ilim Group became an official partner of the Context. Diana Vishneva festival of contemporary choreography that was launched on October 9, 2019 in Moscow. The festival events were held in October and will be continued in December 2019 on various stages in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Context. Diana Vishneva festival is an outstanding event in the world of art that offers the Russian audience access to the best contemporary dance performances, world premieres, productions created by both young and recognized choreographers as well as documentary films screening and a broad educational program.

The Context. Diana Vishneva international festival of contemporary choreography is the largest event organized by the Diana Vishneva’s Fund for Ballet Promotion and Development. Ilim Group became a partner of the Fund in 2019.  Ilim has already supported several other events organized by the Fund including the very first one - The dramatic personae: Diana Vishneva and Uliana Lopatkina theater project that was performed on the stage of the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater in February 2019.

“In the beginning of 2019, we made a decision to support the Fund for Ballet Promotion and Development, which is an important and extraordinary cultural project. Russian ballet is a part of the world art.  Both the Fund and the festival play an important role as they open totally new horizons in this area for dancers, spectators and fans worldwide.  Diana and her festival are inseparably connected with St. Petersburg and it is particularly important for us. We are proud and greatly appreciate an opportunity to contribute to the cultural heritage preservation and development of the national culture", said Kseniia Sosnina, Ilim Group CEO.

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Every year Ilim Group allocates more than RUB 400 million to charity and social projects in the regions where Ilim operates. Ilim also organizes and sponsors various cultural events. In particular, for the third year in a row Ilim Group supports The Message to Man International Film Festival that is held in St. Petersburg. In 2018, as part of the Festival an Echo of the Festival cultural project was created to give a chance to Ilim employees working in the regions where the Company operates (Bratsk, Ust-Ilimsk and Koryazhma) to watch the world's best documentary films and participate in cinematography discussions together with the lead Russian film critics. In summer 2019, Ilim employees had a chance to watch The Salt of the Earth, one on the main documentary films of this century created by Wim Venders, a German film director. The exclusive film screening was attended by famous Russian film critics, art and arthouse film experts.

About Festival
The Context. Diana Vishneva international festival of contemporary choreography gives the audience an opportunity to see the best contemporary dance performances, it removes the borders between different genres and helps the young talents to unleash their potential. The first festival was held in 2013 and soon became an important part of the cultural life in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The festival program includes both foreign and Russian dance performances, film screenings and workshops.
The festival featured the artworks directed by the 40 world's best choreographers such as Mats Ek, Hans van Manen, Marco Goecke, Ohad Naharin, etc and welcomed 20 internationally acclaimed dance companies such the National ballet of Canada, NDT, the Maurice Bejart Ballet Company, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Batsheva Dance Company. The festival visited Yekaterinburg, Perm and Holland Dance Festival in the Hague with guest performances, as well as such world’s famous venues for dance performances  as Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel-Aviv.