ARé Fest

Motion, gesture, touch, visual, speech, music, video –in one word, we fuse different media and genres into new forms of artistic expression.

Produced over a month each year, ARé Fest features performance art with crossovers of some kind or another. 
We primarily play on the porosity of the boundary between performing arts and visual arts, experimenting with original and unusual forms.

As the concept of “genre” becomes more unreliable and less attractive to creators, we expect more artists to nestle themselves in between different forms — not as an act of rebellion or critique, but simply because that’s the way we need to be confronted by art in the world today. 

These new forms expand the horizons of artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling, and original.

The festival showcases acclaimed international and local artists and mixes them with an alchemy that inspires audiences and rejuvenates artists. ARé is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Armenia’s best, and an incubator of brilliant new work.