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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 "Mother's Field" - based on the story by Chyngyz Aitmatov

PLAN AHEAD if you want to get in to this ballet presented by "Teatral":
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"Saint Petersburg Ballet School on the Kyrgyz Stage"
performing Adolf Adan's ballet "Giselle"
with Sofie Gumerova (First Soloist of the State Academic Mariin Theatre, Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation
and Talant Osmonov (Honoured Artist of the Kyrgyz Republic)
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196 Abdrakhmanov St. (opposite the Hyatt Regency Hotel)
Open 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday;
10 AM to 4 PM Friday
Closed Mondays
100 som

"Four Brushes, Four Views"
An exhibition of works by four Turkish artists:
Protected content Chetinkaya, Gultekin Serbest, Gur Dalkiran, Erdogan Sechil

Presented by the Cultural Affairs Department of the Turkish Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
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Open through May 1

"Unique Journey" - an International Exhibition with artists from Switzerland, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and the Pamir Mountains

Protected content Black-and-White Photos from the Protected content by Swiss travel writer, journalist and photographer Ella Maillart ( Protected content )
Protected content graphic drawings of the life of Kyrgyz nomads by Turkish artist Malik Kutlu
Protected content of high mountainous areas by Yuristanbek Shygaev (Kyrgyzstan), the director of the Museum of Fine Arts
Protected content photos of the little-known world of hard-to-reach areas of the Little Pamirs in Afghanistan by photographer Dao Truong (Switzerland)
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"Hello, Spring!" - an exhibition of children's drawings

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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on the Main Square on Prospect Chui
Open daily except Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

"The Peoples of Kyrgyzstan in a United Family"
In honor of the Year of the Family, Peace, Agreement and Mutual Forgiveness
Showing history and activities of the Assembly of the Peoples of Kyrgyzstan
National costumes from ethnic diasporas, decorative art, musical instruments, etc.

Special Exhibitions:
"April People's Revolution - Protected content
2nd Anniversary of the April Events in Kyrgyzstan

Photo-documentary Exhibit for the 10-year anniversary
of the tragic events in the Aksysky District of the Jalal-Abad Region,
in which 6 residents were killed during demonstrations

"Restoration of Japan" -
Part of the program "We Support Sendai City" - Sendai was destroyed on March 11, Protected content the great Eastern Japanese earthquake and the resulting tsunami. The exhibition includes photographs of the original damage as well as the restoration work completed during the past year, the life of the citizens of Sendai after the catastrophe, and reports by Kyrgyz students from Sendai.

Exhibition in honor of 20 years of the State Flag of Kyrgyzstan

"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