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Cultural news. (Bishkek)

Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet Theater named after Abdylas Maldybaev
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Abdrahmanov Str. #167, close to the hotel "Hyatt Regency Bishkek"
Ticket prices usually range from 70 to Protected content unless otherwise noted
(Children's Shows 70 som; Opera Protected content Ballet Protected content
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Protected content "Swan Lake" (P.I.Tchaikovsky)
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Protected content "Troubadour" (opera in 4 acts)

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196 Abdrakhmanov St. (opposite the hotel "Hyatt Regency Bishkek")
Open 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday;
10 AM to 4 PM Friday
Closed Mondays
100 som

Opening Soon:
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"Conversation with the Universe"
Computer graphics by Jyldyz Zarkunova
Presented by her family in her memory
Open through March 6

"Manas in the World of Fine Arts"
A sculpture exhibition by Kojosh Musaev,
celebrating 20 years of his creative work
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"I See with my Heart" - Photo Exhibition by students of the
Victor Polynsky School of Photography

Closing Soon:
Photoexhibition in honor of 20 years of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Japan
Protected content , newspaper articles and posters reflecting the history of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Kyrgyz Republic, including official meetings and visits.
Protected content prepared by JICA and the Kyrgyz-Japanese Center for Human Development of the most memorable moments and events which took place during this 20-year period in both the cultural and economic spheres.

Photoexhibition "We Need a Dialogue"
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Regular Museum Exhibits:
"Porcelain" - an exhibition from the Museum's own collection

Constant Exhibits:
"New Wave" - Kyrgyz paintings and avante-garde art from the Protected content through the Protected content .
Western-European graphics

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Occasional exhibitions in the main lobby.

"Creation of Contexts"
Photo exhibition based on results of a workshop led by well-known Dutch performance artist, sociologist and photographer Lino Hellings at ArtEast Studio in Bishkek in April Protected content . The photos reflect social, political, economical and cultural features of contemporary Kyrgyzstan.

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Erkindik 27/1 (between Moskovskaya and Toktogul)
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Entrance Fee: 50 som

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Manas Avenue #40 at Chui, 2nd floor
Open 10 AM to 6 PM daily except Sunday
New works by many contemporary artists from Kyrgyzstan
Gallery M, which opened in Protected content , bills itself as "a gallery of modern fundamental art, including paintings, graphics, sculpture and photographs."

The Al-Hyatt Gallery Protected content . Protected content
Moskovskaya Protected content Ibraimova/Pravda, across from Kyrgyz Patent)
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM Protected content

Personal Exhibition of Graphics by Vasiliy Dudarev
Will be open until approximately March 10

Nur-Ai Gallery
Prospect Chui # Protected content Togolok Moldo and Isanova)
in the Professional Lyceum of Connections No. 98

Tolon Museum of Modern Art Protected content . Protected content
TSEH Loft, Litovskaya (formerly Oktyaberskaya) #3, East Promzona
(Out Gorkova past Almatinskaya. Left past the Aidan Factory. On the territory of the Kyrgyz Med-Tech Factory.)

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At the Union of Artists, Prospect Chui #108 between Tynystanova and Erkindik
Open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM (Closed for lunch from 1 to 2 PM)
Continuous sale-exhibition of works by local artists.

The State Historical Museum Protected content . Protected content Protected content
on the Main Square on Prospect Chui
Open daily except Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

Special Exhibitions:

"Kyrgyzstan-Finland: History and Modernity"
Photos from a Protected content expedition to Сentral Asia,
archaeological and ethnographic material,
documents, books, souvenirs
and recent photographs showing cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Finland

"Gifts to the President of Kyrgyzstan, Roza Otunbaeva"
Continuing a tradition since the Protected content of passing on to the Historical Museum unique, original gifts given to the president and other officials by dignitaries from around the world. An interesting collection including paintings, medals, and works of wood, glass and porcelain.

Regular Exhibitions:

Photo Exhibition: "The Great Victory will not be Forgotten"
Photos, letters, weapons from World War II ( Protected content )

"Gold of Ancient Kyrgyzstan" (open Tues, Thurs and Fri only)
Documentary Photo Exhibition: April 7, Protected content Kyrgyzstan