The Kazakh culture festival has ended in London
The Kazakh culture festival has ended in London. On the last day of the event, representatives of the British intellectuals met with writer and playwright Dulat Isabekov. During the round table, participants discussed topics of the Kazakh theater art.
JOHN AMOR, ACTOR:
- It was interesting to see the humanity and to get the sense of diversity that it is in Kazakhstan.
ISMAIL KESICI, MEMBER OF KAZAKH DIASPORA IN UK:
- We are very delighted by this. Kazakhstan is becoming famous not only for its minerals, but also for sports. In addition, we had the opportunity to become famous in Europe in terms of culture. The local Kazakhs and we are very happy about this opportunity.
The British audience is familiar with Dulat Isabekov’s work since 2014. The collection of his best works was showcased in Cambridge. The same year, English spectators were introduced to his "The Transit Passenger" play. In 2015, a play titled "You Didn’t Know the War" was staged and Isabekov got warm responses from theatergoers of the Foggy Albion. This year, two collections, short stories and "The Song of Swans" play, were published in English, marking to the author’s 75th anniversary.
DULAT ISABEKOV, WRITER AND PLAYWRIGHT:
- London has become a favorite city of mine. I like the audience, critics and writers here. Well, with this completed mission, we are returning to Almaty.
As part of the Kazakh culture festival, the Mukhtar Auezov Kazakh State Academic Drama Theater performed the play "Zhauzhurek – Brave Heart" by Dulat Isabekov on the London stage. In addition, the Academic Korean Theater performed a musical comedy titled "Actress". The local troupe of London’s Pajarito Theater staged a play “Akku Zhibek" for the first time.