Culture and History
Let’s put aside all the concerns and controversies of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and think it via “what-opportunities-will-it-open-for-Uzbekistan” approach.
At Last Friday police conducted a raid on one of the few remaining in Tashkent “informal clubs.” Visitors of the “Vertical World” bar were forced to take horizontal position by police.
On February 4 the evening in memory of People’s Artist of the USSR Cholponbek Bazarbaev was held at the Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Maldybaev in Bishkek.
At the end of January, final concert of the Central Asian Youth Orchestra under the direction of Milanese composer, conductor and artistic director Gerardo Colella was held at the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic named after T. Satylganov.
On February 1 the experimental street performance “Theatre in the reeds” was held in the Bishkek Park “Youth”. Despite the freezing cold, there were lots of people wishing to see an unusual spectacle. Read the full story »
On 22nd of January Javonon Cinema of Dushanbe has hosted a film screening Girl Rising by Richard E. Robbins. The film is telling about the importance of education for girls through telling personal stories of nine girls that were born poverty.
On February 7th and 8th 2014 the photo exhibition “Central Asian Youth: Behind the Camera’s Lens” will be held in the Turkish Cultural Center in New York (USA), where the works of Kyrgyz citizens will be presented. The event is organized by the Kyrgyz Club Public Organization.
In late January the concert “Music is the soul of nation” was held in Bishkek in the framework of the Program organized by the International Public Foundation ”Roza Otunbayeva Initiative”. First time the topic of the Program was Korea, and this time the concert was dedicated to Ukraine with all the colorful diversity of its culture. Folk dances, folk, pop and romance music, and much more performances were shown on the stage.
According to tradition, to celebrate the birthday of its founder, Mark Weil, who died tragically in 2007, “Ilkhom” theater presented a special gift. That gift was prepared by young actors and actresses, students of the Studio of Dramatic Art “Ilkhom”.