Turkestan Musical and Drama Theater
The Turkestan Music and Drama Theater opened on May 11, 2021 with the participation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Construction of the theater began in 2019 and was completed at the end of 2020. The theater consists of 4 floors and covers an area of 11,000 sq. m. The auditorium is designed for 511 people.On April 16, 2021, Ainur Kopbasarova, a well-known television and theater producer in Kazakhstan, was appointed director and artistic director of the theater.
TMDT is an experimental and ambitious theater. Most of the actors and actresses of the theater are young people who have graduated from various universities around the world. Young talents have a happy opportunity to gain experience within the walls of the theater, participate in master classes by famous teachers, adapt to the stage through new roles. Actors and artists of TMDT are graduates of the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T. Zhurgenov, the Academy of Arts "Shabyt" Nur-Sultan, the Kazakh National Academy of Choreography, the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A.Ya. Vaganova in St. Petersburg, the Choreographic School named after A. Seleznev in Almaty, as well as the Vienna Academy "Belcanto".
The first performance of the Turkestan Music and Drama Theater was presented to the public on October 9, 2021. The theater opened with the production of the play "Borte" by the famous Kazakh playwright Dulat Isabekov. Artistic director of the theater Ainur Kopbasarova, specially invited Italian director Davide Livermore and Carlo Sciaccaluga, set designer – Anna Varaldo, coordinator - Alice Ferranti, music composer - Hamit Shangaliev.