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Abulfas Garayev: State shows care and attention to culture, art

18 October 2018 [17:27] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

The 50th anniversary of the Mingachevir State Drama Theater has been solemnly celebrated.

Azerbaijani Culture Minister Abulfaz Garayev, First Deputy Culture Minister Vagif Aliyev, Acting Head of Mingachevir Ilham Ismailov, representatives of the theater community attended the event, Trend Life reported.

Next, the participants of the event got acquainted with the photo exhibition in the foyer of the theater. The exhibition reflects the activity of the Mingachevir State Drama Theater.

Addressing the event, Minister of Culture Abulfaz Garayev spoke about the care and attention shown by the state about the sphere of culture and art.

Speaking about the activities of the Mingachevir State Drama Theater, the minister highly appreciated the activities of theater workers.

It was noted that President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan signed a decree in connection with the 50th anniversary of the Mingachevir State Drama Theater.

The minister emphasized the development of  the theater art in country.

Abulfas Garayev read out the orders of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on awarding the employees of the Mingachevir State Drama Theater.

The minister congratulated the theater team on the anniversary and wished them further creative success.

In his speech, the head of the Mingachevir Executive Authority, Ilham Ismailov stressed the great role of theater in the cultural life of the city. He noted the great path of development of the Azerbaijani theater and the role of the Mingachevir State Drama Theater in it.

The theater team were awarded diplomas of the Ministry of Culture  and  the Azerbaijan Union of Theater Workers.

The event continued with spectacular concert program.

The Mingachevir State Drama Theater, which celebrates the anniversary, was founded in 1968, its activities began in 1969 with the play "Diamond" by Jafar Jabbarli. Over the years, the creative team of the theater staged about 300 performances based on the works of Azerbaijani and foreign playwrights.

The Mingachevir State Drama Theater is known for its vigorous activity both in Azerbaijan and abroad. The theater has performed in most cities and regions of Azerbaijan, as well as with tours in Turkey, Georgia, Russia.


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