Culture and History
From February 22 to March 14 a unique exhibition “Japanese dolls” is held at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev. Organizer of the event is the Japanese Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.
On February 26th National museum of Tajikistan has hosted a“virtual” excursion devoted to live and art of famous Russian painter Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. The facebook page of the museum informed that the original of one of the Shishkin’s works will be exhibited during the virtual excursion.
The working process on a monument to the People’s Artist of the USSR, a movie actor and artist Suimenkul Chokmorov is going at full drive in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is planned to open the monument this fall for the 75th anniversary of the deceased artist. Work on the future monument is going already the third year in a rented room of one of the Bishkek schools.
On March 1 Tashkent will held two interesting cultural events that we recommend to visit to our readers. “Ilkhom” theater will open its doors for a concert of rock band “Metod Tika” and gallery “Art’n'Fact” will start an exhibition “Myths and Legends of the East” by Alexander Barkovsky.
I have already written about forum theatre (theatre of oppressed) training that took place in Dushanbe in 2013. And now in 2014 that initial initiative is getting its development.
On February 16, an International Festival of cultures Global Village, organized by the AIESEC Youth Organization, was held in the shopping center “Bishkek Park”.
Dushanbe Ethno-Jazz Festival 2014 was announced in Tajikistan. The festival has become traditional for Dushanbe since 2009. The event possible thanks to Swiss cooperation office n Tajikistan, Bactria Cultural centre and Tajik national conservatory after T. Sattorov.
The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is bringing one of America’s folk musical traditions to Uzbekistan. The all-women American band Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards will perform at Uzbekistan State Conservatory in Tashkent on February 19 at 18:00 and the Ferghana Drama Theater in Ferghana city on February 21 at 16:00.
Good news for those who are in Washington DC now. There will be a concert of Daler Nazarov devoted to Navruz celebration on March 1st, 2014. The concert is hosted by George Washington University and organized by Tajik American Culture Association.
NewEurasia Citizen Media announces «Novellasia», a new fiction competition for Central Asia. The purpose of this competition is to help raise the profile of the region’s literary talents, both young and old, new and established.