By Laman Ismayilova
The Kazakhstan Culture Days, organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, continue in Baku and Shaki.
The Kyzylorda regional Music and Drama Theatre has staged a theatrical performance "Don't leave! All, don't leave..." based on "A Story about the Botanist-Doctor Monsieur Jordan and the Famous Sorcerer Dervish Mastali Shah" by famous Azerbaijani writer Mirza Fatali Akhundov.
The theatrical performance took place at the State Russian Drama Theatre in Baku on April 13, Trend Life reported.
Before the performance, Kazakh actors met with their Azerbaijani counterparts.
The meeting was attended by artistic director of Kazakh Music and Drama Theatre Amir-Temir Hussein Zhusipuli, honored artist Bakitbek Alpisbay, honored cultural workers Zalipa Tolepova, Biktikbek Temirbekhov, actors Zuhra Saypi, Marjan Abisheva, Kanat Arkhabayev.
Azerbaijani delegation at the meeting included People's artist Mabud Magerramov, Safa Mirzagasanova, honoured artists Natalia Sharovskaya, Fuad Osmanov. These actors play the main roles in the play.
Actor Mabud Maharramov informed the guests about creativity of Mirza Fatali Akhundzadeh, and some interesting facts about him.
In turn, the Kazakh actors stressed that it is important for them to present the performance based on writer's work in Azerbaijan.
Amir-Temir Hussein noted that they performed this show only once, and then the theater was closed for repairs. After completion of the repair work in the theater, the play will once again be staged.
The Azerbaijani actors also informed that every two years Shaki hosts an international theatre festival, and expressed hope that the Music and Drama Theatre named after N.Bekezhanov will attend the festival.
The meeting was held in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Both sides expressed sincere interest in sharing their creative experiences, stressing the importance of the Days of Culture to become familiar with art and culture.
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