NEWS AND EVENTS
January 24, 2014
Uzbek National Academic Drama Theatre to mark its 100th anniversary
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution “On celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Uzbek National Academic Drama Theatre” on 22 January 2014.
The resolution underlined huge contribution of the theatre in developing professional theatre art in Uzbekistan and in the region, preserving and augmenting rich cultural heritage and traditions of Uzbek people.
Uzbek leader approved the structure of the organizational committee on holding events, dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Uzbek National Academic Drama Theatre.
Islam Karimov entrusted the organizational committee to develop an action plan on preparation and celebration of the anniversary in high level.
The resolution said that the programme should include capital repair of the theatre and its equipment with modern means.
It is planned to prepare and publish a book-album “Uzbek National Academic Drama Theatre” and create a documentary film on the theatre.
It is also planned to hold special events at the educational establishments, organizations and mahallas across Uzbekistan.
The main celebration of the 100th anniversary of Uzbek National Academic Drama Theatre will be held in September with participation of the theatre collective, veterans and representatives of culture and art, as well as public.
The theatre was founded in 1914, when Abdulla Avloniy created a troupe under the name of Turon. Later, it turned to professional dramatic theatre and it received status of academic theatre in 1937. On 21 September 2001, it was renamed to the Uzbek National Academic Drama Theatre with the presidential decree.