Examples of the Kazakh culture will be translated into the languages of the UN
The best examples of the Kazakh culture will be translated into the languages of the United Nations. According to the pertinent department, the selection of works has already begun. Famous artists, political scientists and diplomats are part of the working group. They have to implement the sixth section of the President’s article "A look into the future: modernization of public consciousness". Experts should select the best works of the Kazakh writers, artists, musicians as well as film and theater directors who can compete with modern achievements of world culture.
YERLAN SAIROV, POLITICAL SCIENTIST, MEMBER OF WORKING GROUP:
- The best works or the so-called shortlist will be selected within half-year. Top works will be included into discussions and creative unions and a nationwide discussion will take place very soon, literally 3-4 months are left.
There are additional four expert groups in the core workforce. Every group will be available in the coming months to offer methods for selection of authors and works of art which will be submitted for approval by the National Commission.
LYUBOV SHASHKOVA, MEMBER, UNION OF WRITERS OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- We know the faces of our great writers; we know our classics and our great folklore which is performed on theatrical stages and musical platforms. This is accomplished to show what our youth can do and what is done during the time of independence in young Kazakhstan.
The realization of "Modern Kazakh culture in the global world" project will allow placing Kazakhstan’s cultural values which accumulated during the time of independence and can become a world heritage. The selected works will demonstrate the interethnic palette of representatives of all cultures living in the country.
LYUBOV NI, DIRECTOR, KOREAN THEATER:
- We should have addressed this issue of promoting Kazakhstan’s culture long time ago. As a director of the theater, I can tell that we constantly perform tours all over the world. We always surprise our spectators. Why Kazakhstan’s culture and the Korean theater? This is one of the unknown aspects which can be understood only by us, the Kazakh people.
This project has a long-term prospect which aims to develop Kazakhstan's culture for many years to come. Thus, first selection is only the beginning of Kazakhstan’s art promotion initiative at the world level.