These days from 16th to 22nd of October the Fourth International Puppet Theatre Festival “Chadory Khayol” is taking place in Dushanbe. The festival will present performances by puppet theatres from Tajikistan, Iran, Turkey, France, Russia, Spain, Belorussia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan.
This days Dushanbe city is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The mayor of the city has decided to initiated several events in the framework of the celebration of the anniversary. The big handicraft fair has become one of the events.
From today Tajik art and culture is radically shifting from the traditional forms to the contemporary practices with a strong aspect of the political artand social approach. The first temporarycontemporary art exhibition has opened in National Museum.
German artist Zina Greinert has build Brandenburg Gate in Dushanbe on October 4th. The event was organized by the German Embassy in Tajikistan and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The 11th Konya International Mystic Music Festival featured the 6-member Badakhshan Ensemble (Tajikistan) in a concert of spiritual and traditional music of Badakhshan on the evening of 24 September. The Ensemble’s participation in the Festival comes as part of a long-term relationship between the Aga Khan Music Initiative and the Festival. The Music Initiative was instrumental in launching the Badakhshan Ensemble’s international touring and recording career, and, since 2005, has presented them in concerts and festivals throughout Europe and North America.
An event in the series of events under the title “Ballet evening in the garden” took place in the Botanical garden of Dushanbe on 27TH of September. The event was organized by Tajik State Academic theatre of Opera and Ballet named after S. Ayni.
А charity event to raise funds for Sherov Nilufar treatment suffering from thalassemia (Cooley’s anemia) was held in Dushanbe on September 20 at the National Library in Dushanbe
Yesterday Gurminj museum of musical instuments has opened its season with the concert by Music famous muisc ban “Zafar”
Today I would like to share the news about a internet portal that just recently has started its work. The portal is dedicated purely to the Pamirian music.
In the present post I would like to share the information about a project called “In the Cold” by Ksenia Diodorova a designer from Russia (Saint Petersburg). Ksenia went to Bartang valley (GBAO, Tajikistan) in the June this year to spend there one month and to communicate with local residents whose relatives are went to Russia as labor migrants.
I have already written several times about forum theatre (theatre of oppressed) in Tajikistan that is developing fast in the country. Here in this post is the latest developments.