The third “Theatre.UZ/2012” international theatre festival is going on in Tashkent.
The festival is organized by Forum of culture and arts of Uzbekistan Foundation, Ministry of culture and sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbekteatr creative-production union and the Uzbekistan Youth theatre.
The events held within the festival draw great attention from the theatre-lovers, art and culture workers, students, guests of our country.
Under the leadership of President Islam Karimov a special attention is paid to developing theatrical arts as an important educational means for improving spirituality, enhancing the thinking and outlook of the youth, upbringthem them as harmonically developed individuals.
During the years of independence widescale works on building and capital reconstruction of theatres, provision of required scene equipment, furniture and technical means, all-round support of theatre workers have been continuing.
Constant stimulation for making high-quality theatrical productions, capable of noble ideas in the heart and mind of spectators, depicting the heroes of our time, calling for responsibility for the fate and future of out Motherland has an important role in this regard. "Toshkent bakhori" international theatre festival, “Debut” contest of young directors and script writers, “Seni kuylaymiz, zamondosh” creative competition serve this particular goal.
“Theatre.UZ/2012” International theatre festival, held in our country for the third consecutive year, plays an important role in establishment of creative dialogue between Uzbek and foreign theatrical workers, exchange of views and experience, fostering wider creative cooperation between them. Theatrical teams from Central Asia, Bulgaria, Russia, Israel and other countries present their best works at the festival. The spectators will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the repertoire of theatres, theatre-studios of Tashkent and other parts of the country.
In the events held within this international festival a particular attention will be paid to introduce spectators to the creative process, difficult trade of theatrical performers.As a result of cooperation between Uzbek and foreign actors and directors several new projects will be presented. Scientific conferences, seminars, creative meetings with Uzbek and foreign actors are taking place at the state institute of arts and culture, the national institute of arts and design named after Kamoliddin Behzod. Shows of diploma performances of young directors during the festival allows to detect and attest new names, analyse their works, encourage to achieve new heights in arts. Scientific conference on the issues of development of contemporary theatrical arts will be held at the Uzbek national academic drama theatre.
- I am well aware of the fact that theatrical institutions in Uzbekistan receive special state support, - says Paul Harman, director of British Youth theatre. - I am astounded by enthusiasm and creative energy of young theatrical groups of Uzbekistan, by healthy creative environment, reigning in them, which encourages actors and serves as a basis for enhancing cooperation. We have prepared a new creative project- “Silk threads” scenic sketches. I am sure that the skills and talent of Uzbek actors will assure successful accomplishment of this project.
New plays are being staged, master-classes, presentation of creative projects are being conducted within the frameworks of the festival.