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Alisher Navoi
Stage Director Vladimir Pankov
Musical directors Sergey Rodyukov (SonDrama, Moscow) Artem Kim
Choreography Sergey Zemlyansky (SonDrama, Moscow)
Scenography and costumes Sergey Agafonov, Natalia Zholobova SonDrama, Moscow)
Stage version Irina Lychagina, Vyacheslav Bukatov, Vladimir Pankov
Cast
Shah Bakhram Boris Gafurov
Retinue of Shah Bahram Maksim Fadeev, Abdulaziz Hodjaev, Rustam Mamedov/Farrukh Moldahanov
Manee, Shah Bahram Honoured artist of Uzbekistan Sedulla Moldakhanov, Akbar Yuldashev
Bahram's maid, Dilaram in old age Honoured artist of Uzbekistan Olga Volodina
Dilaram Rayhon Ulaysenova/Alina Zimerman, Zilola Ruzieva, Hristina Belousova/Anastasiya Sergeeva, Natalya Lee
Boy Gimal Gafiyatullin
Hodja Maksim Fadeev

“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. This is a tragic play about inflated wishes, about ambition becoming paranoia which hurts the lyrical soul of the artist. Navoi’s masterpiece came to life on-stage in close collaboration with the

Russian studio “SounDrama”. In this play, traditional music of the Middle East is combined with contemporary rhythms of the West, creating a cocktail of sounds and energy. From this combination and the elegant, office-style attire as well as the bright colors of traditional, Uzbek robes, the plasticity of Middle Eastern dance and the composure of European gestures, the beautiful Seven Moons, worthy of the great Navoi himself, was born.

Play duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (no intermission)

Premier dates: May 21 and 22, 2010.