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The Republic of Karelia , Petrozavodsk

The Kantele House

The building is occupied by the ensemble of dance and song of the same name, one of the best folklore teams in the Northwest, named after the ancient musical instrument of Karelians and Finns. The image of kantele is one of the central in the world-famous epos Kalevala. The Kantele national ensemble gives more than 150 concerts a year and is one of the most popular creative teams in Karelia.

During the reconstruction the old two-storeyed building of the former girls secondary school on Kirov square in Petrozavodsk has received its second life. Due to an extension, a mansard floor and expansion of socle premises the area of the building has increased 2.5 times. There are an auditorium seating 100 spectators, a foyer with a wardrobe, rehearsal classes for ballet, orchestra, vocalists and ensemble of kantele-pleyers. There have been created a folk costume studio, workshops of kantele instuments, requisite and decoration of programs, the sound department became equipped. In make-up rooms there appeared shover-rooms, a kitchen, a laundry for costumes and even a health center with exercise machines.

the Kantele House is fitted with a new modern sound equipment, musical instruments, professional photo- and videocameras, stage machine tools, etc.

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Phone number: 8 (8142) 76-10-46, 8 (8142) 76-02-11
Address: Республика Карелия, Петрозаводск, пр. К. Маркса, д. 6
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