Category Archives: Performances

From a Chuvash India to a Turkish Narnia

The Chuvash State Puppet Theater’s Flop-Eared Ilyuk opened the 2011 Nauruz Festival on May 30. The 40-minute marionette, performed solo by Yurii Filippov, the tale of a young elephant’s adventures as he makes the long journey from his home and loving parents in India … Continue reading

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Bitter Fruits of the Fern

This afternoon, Naberezhnye Chelny’s Tatar theater came to Kamal’s small stage with their performance of Rawil Sabyr’s Bitter Fruits of the Fern, a play that treats some of the most difficult and some of the most frequently discussed topics in Russian … Continue reading

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Flop-Eared Ilyuk

The Nauruz Festival kicked off this morning with the Chuvash State Puppet Theater’s Flop-Eared Ilyuk, the tale of a young elephant’s adventures as he makes the long journey from his home and loving parents in India to the far-off land of Chuvashia, where … Continue reading

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Нәүрүз-2011: Five Days, Thirty-Three Plays, Fifteen Languages

Kazan’s stages again welcome the biennial Nauruz International Theater Festival of Turkic Peoples, which opens tomorrow, Monday, May 30 and runs through Friday, June 3. In just four days, theater troupes from across the Turkic world will perform 33 plays … Continue reading

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Shurale Online

We took our son to the Tinchurin Theater on January 4, to see a perfomance of the company’s children’s production for New Year’s — Shurale Online (Шүрәлә Online). Many theaters in Russia have daily children’s performances from the end of … Continue reading

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