Festival of theatres dedicated to Day of Capital opened in Astana

Date: 05:50, 01-07-2014.

Astana. July 1. KazTAG - 9 theaters from different regions of Kazakhstan are taking part in the opened theatre festival "Sakhnadan- Salem!", said director Bolat Uzakov.

"There were many claimants. We have 14 regions, all the theatres wanted to take part this year, but we have chosen only 9 theatres," he said at the briefing on Tuesday.

The selection lasted for a month.

"We had been selecting participants for one month, it is not a big term for a festival. There were no tough criteria. We preliminarily watched video records and chose the most appropriate plays for the festival," he said.

He added the performances will cover different genres- comedy, tragedy, drama and puppet shows.

He said next year the term of candidates’ selection will be increased "to about half a year".

The theater festival "Sakhnadan-Selem!" is being conducted in Astana for the second time. The program includes performances-winners of international and republican theatre festivals.

The jury will estimate 13 famous theatre groups, 9 of them are from Kazakhstan and 2 are foreign.

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