Why do footprints not stay?
Mono performance called “Why do footprints not stay?” based on the works of Chinghiz Aitmatov, was held last weekend in the Russian Drama Theater in Bishkek. Theater actress Galina Ketova brought to life the feelings and thoughts of heroes of “Jamila”, “The First Teacher” and “Mother Earth”.Chinghiz Aitmatov, the Kyrgyz national writer, was writing in Russian and Kyrgyz languages. Almost every work he touched the topic of woman, mother, love and war. The Great Patriotic War had a strong and deep influence on the writer. In the stories “Jamila”, The First Teacher” and “Mother Earth” on which the mono performance was made, the line between the destruction of war and the power of love is especially visible. Power of the love to the native land, mother, woman and to the truth.
“Why do footprints not stay” – the director of the performance Kanat Kasenov tried to answer to this question together with the audience. It is worth noting that the auditory during the show was full to capacity. There were not enough seats, but people anyway were enjoying the action on the stage, even though they were need to stand during the whole show.
And on the stage of the theater Galina Ketova were shinning really extraordinary! The lively, bright and emotional, she was able to provide to the audience emotions of the three main characters: Jamila, Altynai from “The First Teacher” and Tolgonai from “Mother Earth”. These characters are interesting each individually. They represent the Kyrgyz culture and the strength of women. Also on the mono performance was used a musical arrangement by Alevtina Batalova that reflected the mood of the heroine and her emotional experiences.
According to the organizers, one part of the funds raised from ticket sales will go to support the Russian Drama Theater, which is on the verge of closing now. Another part will go to conduct the memorial service for the recently deceased artist-installer Anatoliy Kolesnikov, who was creating decorations for the performance “Why do footprints not stay?”.
Anatoliy Kolesnikov and his brother Andrew died April 9, 2013 by the explosion while trying to saw up the artillery shell, which the brothers had planned to use in an art installation.