“HE ALWAYS WANTED ARTISTS TO HAVE RIGHTS.”

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF RAKHIM KARIEV, THE GREAT OLD MAN.
Chairman of the Uzbekistan Theater Society, cultural figure Rakhim Majidovich Kariev remained in the memory of cultural Uzbeks as the Defender of new art. Ilkhomites remember him as the Great Old Man.
“A MAN WHO SUPPORTS THE PRESENT AND TALENT” (more…)


ARS LONGA – THEATER SERIES

Zoom series ARS LONGA (art forever) is a joint project of the Ilkhom Theater and the ART & SHOCK Theater.
Every Wednesday and Saturday at 20:00 Tashkent time, you may watch the performance in a new format: the beloved artists of two independent theaters present the online series ARS LONGA (art forever) on their YouTube channels.
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What’s going to win? Real art or the rules of “life in isolation” which would send the theatre into the remnants of history.

https://start-time.kz/project/?id=1160
What’s going to win? Real art or the rules of “life in isolation” which would send the theatre into the remnants of history.

Under the quarantine conditions, the theatres @artishock_theatre and Ilkhom are not able to perform on their stages. This threatens the future of both collectives as ticket sales for productions are the base income of theatre companies. At the moment, theatres urgently need financial and informational support.

We are launching a crowdfunding project on the start-time.kz platform, and these contributions will be directed to both theatres.

We are asking out patrons and partners to support the two leading, independent theatres of the region.


We express our sincere gratitude to our Strategic partner – the Swiss Cooperation Office at the Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan.

We express our sincere gratitude to our Strategic partner – the Swiss Cooperation Office at the Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan.
Thank you for your support extended to us during these difficult days!


Art VS. Isolation

https://start-time.kz/project/?id=1160

What’s going to win? Real art or the rules of “life in isolation” which would send the theatre into the remnants of history.

Under the quarantine conditions, the theatres ARTiSHOK and Ilkhom are not able to perform on their stages. This threatens the future of both collectives as ticket sales for productions are the base income of theatre companies. At the moment, theatres urgently need financial and informational support.

We are launching a crowdfunding project on the start-time.kz platform, and these contributions will be directed to both theatres.

We are asking out patrons and partners to support the two leading, independent theatres of the region.


ONLINE PREMIERE OF THE FILM BY MARC WAIL “MAY OUR THINKING BE CLEAN”. 1983 YEAR.

A documentary about the early years of development of the Ilkhom Theater.
The early years, Ilkhom existed as a theater studio of professional actors in Tashkent. The very first productions contradicted the canons of the Soviet theater. And instantly evoked a response from the viewer: by freedom, honesty and courage. (more…)


Dear Audience of the Ilkhom Theater!

Dear friends! Dear Ilkhom audience!

Due to the pandemic, following order 01-11-15-615 of the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan, beginning March 17th, the theatre has decided to suspend all activity and cancel all plays scheduled for March 2020. (more…)


ABOUT THE PHENOMENON OF “ILKHOM” AND ITS TOPICAL ART.

MARCH 5, 2020 CAA NETWORK
Perhaps the most significant event in the beginning of this year in the theatrical life of the Uzbekistan’s capital city was the appeal of the Ilkhom Theater to the general public published on February 12, 2020. The famous theater, founded back in 1976, could survive even after the brutal murder of Mark Wail, the founder of the theater– the famous director in the post-Soviet era.
But today the fate of the theater depends on the decision of the authorities and the new owner of the building where the Ilkhom Theater rents premises. As stated in the appeal of the theater staff, they don’t have the means and opportunities to acquire a new building and recreate the theater in it again, and the loss of their space actually means a death sentence to the Ilkhom Theater.

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ILKHOMROCKFEST

Hurry to the joint concert of the German group Treptow and Origami Wings
Starts at 06.30 pm.
Tickets can be obtained at the ticket box of Ilkhom Theater.
Treptow is a Berlin pop group that performs pop, rock and alternative music. Founded in 2015, the group already managed to hit the iTunes charts in 2017 with its debut album. Treptow performed over 150 concerts in Germany and around the world, singing songs in German. (more…)


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…)


SOVIET MODERNISM AND THE ILHOM THEATER AS A CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE

The Ilkhom Theater, which has not yet been included in the protection list of the Ministry of Culture, has long been a double monument of cultural heritage: tangible and intangible.
It is a monument of tangible cultural heritage, because the building where Mark Wail equipped the theater was built by Richard Bleze, one of the main architects of Soviet modernism, and has all the hallmarks of an outstanding architectural monument of the 1960s (the time the design began) and the 1970s.
Only two relatively preserved buildings by Bleze remained in Tashkent, and therefore the building of the Youth House, included in the ensemble of the city center and linked to the Panoramic Cinema (Palace of Arts), must be preserved in its original form. No 4-to-5-story add-ons above an existing two-story block are acceptable. (more…)


FIRST INDEPENDENT UZBEK THEATER “ILHOM” FACES EVICTION

MOSCOW, Feb 18 — RIA Novosti (RIA News). One of the first independent theaters in the USSR – Ilkhom in Tashkent is under threat of eviction at the initiative of the new owner of the premises, according to the theater’s website.
The new owner of OFELOS PLAZA LLC sent a letter to the Ilkhom administration asking them to free the building, the basement of which the theater has been using since 1976.
Upon the receipt of letter, the theater hosted a press conference where representatives of the new owner announced that the building would be closed for reconstruction for two years. (more…)


IlkhomRockFest

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