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Uzbekistan’s liberal Ilkhom Theatre survived decades of dictatorship. Now real estate developers could spell its downfall

The Ilkhom Theatre was an oasis of unbridled creativity in Uzbekistan under decades of totalitarian censorship. Now, a rapid wave of development designed to liberalise and modernise the nation could spell its demise.
17 February 2020
Text: Sarah Heywood-Rakhimova
Images: Courtesy of Ilkhom Theatre

To enter the Ilkhom playhouse, visitors must descend a narrow corridor lined with four heavily-inscribed marble pillars. A mingling of dust and cigarette smoke hangs in the air: the atmosphere is dense, alive with posters and props from more than four decades worth of performances lining the well-trodden path. (more…)

(Русский) Дни современной немецкой драматургии: “Террор”

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“Golden Dragon”

"Golden Dragon" - a tragicomedy by German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, recognized in Germany, as the best play in 2010. The first text of the play sounded at the Ilkhom Theater of Mark Weil before an audience in the form of theatrical improvisation in November, 2013. (more…)

“Tin drum”

On May 26th and 27th, the Ilkhom Theatre will premiere "The Tin Drum" - a production based on Nobel prize laureaute, and German writer Günter Grass' novel, which brought him world fame. (more…)

IlkhomPanorama

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IlkhomRockFest

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1 March 18:30

“Three tall women”

Written by Edward Albee - three time laureate of the Pulitzer Prize, one of the most prolific American playwrights, whose plays are successfully performed around the world for over half a century, almost all are dramaturgical bestsellers. “Three Tall Women” won Albee one of his Pulitzer’s in 1994. (more…)
4 March 18:30

“Rain Behind The Wall”

The theater of Mark Weil “Ilkhom” with the support of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Prince Claus Fund of the Netherlands present the premiere play Rain Behind The Wall (written by Yuri Klavdiev). (more…)
6 March 18:30

IlkhomRockFest

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7 March 18:30

OPENING NIGHT “Quartet”

The theater Ilkhom, Laboratory of Artyom Kim, band “Omnibus” and choreographer Maria Tikhomolova present the plastic play “The Quartet”. “The Quartet is a musical band of 4 musicians, vocalists or instrumentalists.” The Quartet is the actors of the Ilkhom Theater, Honored Artist of the Republic of Uzbekistan Olga Volodina and Gimal Gafiyatullin and dancers Kristina Borzova and Fidan Abyshzade, who found a common language – a body language. (more…)
8 March 18:30

“Academy of Laughter” (“Fеather on the sand”)

Two of the Ilkhom Theatre’s leading actors, Vladimir Yudin and Aleksey Piscov, will present Maksim Fadeyev’s project based on the play “Academy of Laughter” by contemporary Japanese playwright, actor, and director Koki Mitani. (more…)

OPENING NIGHT “Tomorrow”

Artem Kim's laboratory and Mark Wail's Ilkhom Theater present: "Tomorrow". February 15 and 16 the premiere of a new play by Nikita Makarenko with music by Ashot Danielyan. (more…)

“White White Black Stork”

"WHITE WHITE BLACK STORK" Inadvertently startling storks - their own children, not adults broke the nest, and life itself. This performance of "Ilkhom" has risen to the heights of Shakespeare. (more…)

“Romance unleashed”

The basic of a new performance is a novel “Eugenie Onegin”, who in the interpretation of Mark Weil has become an original structure. It's unusual because there are lots of the main heroes. (more…)

“Golden Dragon”

"Golden Dragon" - a tragicomedy by German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, recognized in Germany, as the best play in 2010. The first text of the play sounded at the Ilkhom Theater of Mark Weil before an audience in the form of theatrical improvisation in November, 2013. (more…)

MUSICAL-POETIC EVENING “SERGEY ESENEN. HEAVENLY DRUMER”

Musical - poetic evening "Sergei Yesenin. Heavenly Drummer", dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian poet. (more…)

“Tortilla Flat”

musical in two acts on John Steinbeck`s novel of the same name
“Tortilla Flat” in “Ilkhom” this is the performance about how in people, who live doggy life, humanity does not die but rise to life and how kind, sincere dogs set an example to us, people, reminding that we are not a pack. (more…)

“Seven moons”

Seven Moons written by Alisher Navoi is a poetic, Sufi parable about the mysterious equilibrium of fame and infamy, greatness and humiliation, about a shah who once had everything, but lost it all because of his regal pride. (more…)

“Solo for a woman with a piano”

A fabricated story about Marlene Dietrich’s rehearsal of her last concert. Her numerous fans convinced “the living legend”, who had left the stage, to return and give her final concert. (more…)

“Our Makhalla”

"Our Mahalla" is a compilation of the best artistic endeavors of Ilkhom's Studio VII, brought together into one composition. (more…)

Premiere “Cabaret Studio X”

Ladies and gentlemen! Madame’s and Monsieur’s! We present to you the Ilkhom Theatre’s tenth studio release play “Cabaret Studio X”! In the cabaret’s program we will present to you the best work of our students developed (more…)

OPENING NIGHT “Tomorrow”

Artem Kim's laboratory and Mark Wail's Ilkhom Theater present: "Tomorrow". February 15 and 16 the premiere of a new play by Nikita Makarenko with music by Ashot Danielyan. (more…)

OPENING NIGHT “Tomorrow”

Artem Kim's laboratory and Mark Wail's Ilkhom Theater present: "Tomorrow". February 15 and 16 the premiere of a new play by Nikita Makarenko with music by Ashot Danielyan. (more…)

“Heart of a dog”

An unprecedented creature will be born on stage of Tashkent's Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil. In the presence of the audience, a new heart will begin to beat. The question is - does this heart belong to a dog or a human? (more…)

“CASTLE. K.”

Franz Kafka's unfinished novel entitled "Castle", is considered to be one of the most prominent and mysterious works of 20th century world literature. (more…)

“Happy Beggars”

A story based on K. Gozzi’s play, but transported to Samarkand, where traditional characters of Italian Commedia del’Arte found real personalities, histories, nationalities, and and languages. (more…)

OPENING NIGHT “Quartet”

The theater Ilkhom, Laboratory of Artyom Kim, band “Omnibus” and choreographer Maria Tikhomolova present the plastic play “The Quartet”. “The Quartet is a musical band of 4 musicians, vocalists or instrumentalists.” The Quartet is the actors of the Ilkhom Theater, Honored Artist of the Republic of Uzbekistan Olga Volodina and Gimal Gafiyatullin and dancers Kristina Borzova and Fidan Abyshzade, who found a common language – a body language. (more…)

OPENING NIGHT “Tomorrow”

Artem Kim's laboratory and Mark Wail's Ilkhom Theater present: "Tomorrow". February 15 and 16 the premiere of a new play by Nikita Makarenko with music by Ashot Danielyan. (more…)