In the administrative center of Lebap, as well as throughout the country, on June 27, the Day of Workers of Culture and Art, as well as the poetry of Makhtumkuli Fraghi, was widely celebrated. On the same day, the Week of Culture-2021 timed to coincide with the holiday ended.
The celebrations began in the паркеedigen park, located in the historical center of the city on the Amu Darya, where monuments to seven Turkmen classic poets have been erected. The ceremony of laying flowers at the monument to the great Makhtumkuli Fraghi took place here.
During the Week, a number of spectacular and meaningful events were held in different parts of the velayat (region), reflecting the modern achievements of the sphere of national culture. Along with its well-known representatives, young talents took part in the creative action.
Concerts, poetry readings, creative meetings took place. The modern Turkmen cinema at the Week was presented by several feature films and a new animated film. Figures of the performing arts presented their works, including premieres. The theater playbill of the Arts Festival included the opera performance “Gul – Bilbil” by the National Music and Drama Theater named after Makhtumkuli and the performance “Saz Rovayaty” by the State Music Drama Theater named after Seyitnazar Seydi in Lebap velayat.
Conferences and methodological meetings, including online, were devoted to topical issues of preservation, study and popularization of the historical and cultural heritage, as well as modern achievements of culture and art of the Turkmen people.
The participants of the action were also given the opportunity to visit the historical and architectural monuments of the eastern region.
The final event of the creative forum was a gala concert of the country’s art masters under the arches of the Türkmeniň ak öýi (White Yurt of Turkmens) building that was solemnly opened a few days ago, which has great technical capabilities for large-scale creative events.
The concert featured folk tunes, modern rhythms, lyric vocal compositions, including those from the national poetic and musical classics. The festive event was decorated with works based on poetic lines by Makhtumkuli Fraghi, as well as modern compositions praising the current achievements of independent Turkmenistan.
The audience received a friendly applause for the perky performance of young talents – the Shokhle children’s choir and the Lalezar dance group. The audience applauded popular performers of folk and variety art – People’s Artists of the country Atajan Berdyev, Dilber Rakhmanova, Akmukhammet Khanov, Palvan Khamydov.
According to the established tradition, the masters of arts prepared a lot of premiere performances for their professional holiday. Performances of recognized and young performers – winners of creative competitions created a palette of an iridescent holiday, where ancient music and songs were intertwined with dynamic pop rhythms of our days and classical dance performances of the ensembles “Lebap”, “Dekhistan”, “Margiana”.
Spectators had the opportunity to see magnificent, skillfully performed numbers, played out with a plot as small bright performances. It was in this creative poetic form that the symbolic transfer of the baton of the Forum of Arts from the Lebap velayat to Mary, where, in accordance with the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan, the next Week of Culture will be held in 2022, took place.