A Walk on the Bright Side: Circle of Light Moscow International Festival

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Moscow is hosting Circle of Light, an annual international festival which began on October 10.

Moscow is hosting Circle of Light, an annual international festival which began on October 10.

The lighting designers and 2D and 3D graphics specialists participating in the event will use the city's architectural landscape as an element of their installations.

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankMoscow is hosting Circle of Light, an annual international festival which began on October 10.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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Moscow is hosting Circle of Light, an annual international festival which began on October 10.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankThe opening ceremony took place in Ostankino, not far from the famous Ostankino Tower - the eighth tallest building in the world and the tallest freestanding structure in Europe.

Above: Actors during the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance during the opening ceremony of the Circle of Light international festival in Moscow.
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The opening ceremony took place in Ostankino, not far from the famous Ostankino Tower - the eighth tallest building in the world and the tallest freestanding structure in Europe.

Above: Actors during the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance during the opening ceremony of the Circle of Light international festival in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapovich / Go to the photo bankThe festival will be taking place until October 14. The closing ceremony is scheduled to take place near the Bolshoi Theater.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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The festival will be taking place until October 14. The closing ceremony is scheduled to take place near the Bolshoi Theater.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankThe lighting designers and 2D and 3D graphics specialists participating in the event will use the city's architectural landscape as an element in their installations. "Tens of thousands of foreign tourists, millions of Moscow residents and hundreds of millions of TV viewers will watch the festival," Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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The lighting designers and 2D and 3D graphics specialists participating in the event will use the city's architectural landscape as an element in their installations. "Tens of thousands of foreign tourists, millions of Moscow residents and hundreds of millions of TV viewers will watch the festival," Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bank"The greatest artists from all around the world came here to demonstrate their expertise and brighten this autumn night", Sobyanin said.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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"The greatest artists from all around the world came here to demonstrate their expertise and brighten this autumn night", Sobyanin said.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankThis year's festival is going to be the biggest in its history, with eight locations involved (compared to three in 2011 when the festival was first held).

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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This year's festival is going to be the biggest in its history, with eight locations involved (compared to three in 2011 when the festival was first held).

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankA total of 63 works from 26 countries were submitted to Artvision, the festival's annual contest. It has three categories which a performance may be nominated for: Classical, Contemporary, and VJs. A panel of judges and the audience will appraise them on October 12.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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A total of 63 works from 26 countries were submitted to Artvision, the festival's annual contest. It has three categories which a performance may be nominated for: Classical, Contemporary, and VJs. A panel of judges and the audience will appraise them on October 12.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankItaly's Roberto Fazio Studio and Neocortex Project, Videomapping Hungary, Japan's Flightgraf along with Russia's Volna, Sila Sveta, Peremirie and Radugadesign are among this year's Artvision contestants.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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Italy's Roberto Fazio Studio and Neocortex Project, Videomapping Hungary, Japan's Flightgraf along with Russia's Volna, Sila Sveta, Peremirie and Radugadesign are among this year's Artvision contestants.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankA number of master-classes, lectures and workshops will take place as part of the festival's educational program. Admission to the festival is free.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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A number of master-classes, lectures and workshops will take place as part of the festival's educational program. Admission to the festival is free.

Above: Artists take part in the Around the World in Less Than an Hour performance, during the opening ceremony of the international festival Circle of Light in Moscow.
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