Theatre in the reeds
Culture and History, KyrgyzstanNo Comment
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.
Place for the performance of street theater was a small lake on the outskirts of the capital. No tickets to the show were required: everyone could become a spectator. Organizer of the event is the Creative Group “705″ which in addition to performances in the open space also creates various animation projects.
Actors and spectators participated in the one performance: they were moving from place to place, and there was a new action at each stage. According to the participants, in the play “Theatre in the reeds” the story is not so much important as a form. They tried to engage the viewers in improvisation and draw public attention to street theater as a special kind of art.
“I heard about the Creative Group “705″ a year ago, and recently they announced that they are looking for volunteer actors for the new theater performance. They accepted me and gave a role. I really liked to participate in this play. We were preparing around a month, and also we have thought through and sewed costumes ourselves”, – Ayshoola Aysaeva, 16-year-old participant of the theatre, said.
After the spectacle, all the guests were treated with hot tea and baking. Organizers promise to make next street performance in the spring, but the exact date and venue is not announced yet.