Le théâtre Ilhom à Taškent

Abstract : The Ilkhom Theater in Tashkent is currently presented as one of the first Soviet non‑state drama theaters. Founded in 1976 under the aegis of the Komsomol and the Theater Society of Uzbekistan, it had a more flexible administrative status than other state theaters attached to the Ministry of Culture and became an important venue for Tashkent’s intellectuals and artists. Studying its history allows one to analyze the vitality of the small circle that gradually formed around it and its position vis‑à‑vis the authorities, censorship, and other theaters in Russia. Throughout its history, the Ilkhom Theater has acquired an aura of opposition, and its early years of activity have come out as a legend. This article traces the life of the theater in the late Brezhnev era, from its creation in 1976 to its first tour in Moscow in 1982, and tries to ascertain what sort of institutional, esthetic, and political elements were at the source of that legend. It also shows how the history of the theater demonstrates the great vitality of the small group’s esthetic research.
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Lisack Lucille. Le théâtre Ilhom à Taškent. Cahiers du Monde russe, Editions de l'EHESS, 2013, 54 (3-4), pp.643-668. ⟨10.4000/monderusse.7976⟩. ⟨hal-02337594⟩

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