The Vienna Ball
The Charity Vienna Ball 2020
Date: 13 June 2020
Where: Hall of Columns of Kyiv City State Administration
This year, it will be held on the 13th of April in the capital city of Ukraine in the Hall of Columns of Kyiv City State Administration with the support of the Vienna Ball Committee, ministries and agencies, mayor’s offices of Vienna and Kyiv, the National Commission for UNESCO, representatives of international business, et cetera.
The momentous international cultural event and European tradition of Vienna Balls was revived in Ukraine three years ago and it promotes the development of intercultural ties between Kyiv and capital cities of Europe, the USA, China and many other countries. Traditionally, Vienna Balls are visited by high-ranking statespersons, diplomats. Globally celebrated personalities, families of Ukrainian expatriates, talented persons art and music workers expressed their interest in the Vienna Ball in Kyiv. Thus, the Ball in Kyiv is a wonderful opportunity for maintaining important international cultural events in order to build a global common socialising space based on the finest items of the world’s cultural heritage.
Viennese Balls in the world traditionally are great charity projects that generally channel funds for handling the biggest social challenges. The Vienna Ball in Kyiv will not be an exclusion. The money collected from selling lots at auctions during the Ball will be channelled for the development of a number of social projects in Ukraine. During our Balls, installations of artwork by Ukrainian and foreign artists are always organised, and opera stars from different countries perform.
Thus, the idea of a common – international, cross-cultural, inter-status – socialising space gains a new powerful meaning, lays the groundwork for future development of the ideas of humanism, tolerance, belonging to a great noble mission.
Massive international support and a noble mission of the Ball will allow the development of large-scale cultural projects, and we as the organiser are open to attracting new partners, presenting national cultures of different countries during the Vienna Balls, as we jointly seek to revive and support the best classic traditions and to acquaint the Ukrainian society with art projects from around the world.
The performance programme will be designed by Herman Makarenko, the Ambassador of the Ukrainian Culture, UNESCO Artist for Peace, People’s Artist of Ukraine, and performed by the «Kyiv-Classic» Orchestra conducted by him. Opera and ballet stars, famous musicians from Ukraine and many other countries will be invited to the event. Over 400 persons – choreographers, designers, musicians, dancers, singers, photographers, florists, managers, decorators and stage designers, technicians – are involved in organising the Ball. They are doing their best to make the legendary Vienna Ball be held in Kyiv at the highest level in keeping with the finest European traditions.