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A book about director Farida Bikchantaev was presented in Kazan

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The book “Director Farid Bikchantaev” was published. Her presentation took place the day before at the Kamalovsky Theater. The authors and creators were theater critics Marina Dmitrevskaya from St. Petersburg and head of the literary and dramatic part of the Kamala Theater Gulshat Fattakhov.

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The book is dedicated to creativity Farida Bikchantaeva – Leading director of Tatarstan, Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan and Russia, Chief Director of the Tatar State Academic Theater named after Galiasgar Kamal, a teacher who has brought up more than one theatrical generation.

“My role came down to the fact that I came to Kazan in January and we talked to Farid for a week. There has never been a longer interview in my life. We talked about what “my” Sufism is, we also talked about the secret, “said Marina Dmitrevskaya.

Photo: © Mikhail Zakharov



There are three major sections in the book. In the first of them, Farid Bikchantaev is presented as a man who comprehends his life and the life of the Tatar theater at the turn of the XX-XXI centuries. In the second, Bikchantaev reveals himself as the organizer of the theatrical work process. It is shown inside the “kitchen” of the theater: rehearsals, rehearsals and other moments. In addition, the book gives the director’s work in the mirror of the opinions of critics, statements of colleagues and students.

“Books about directors are usually made up of memories. And here, as reflected in the sections “Bikchantaev speaks”, “Bikchantaev rehearses” and “They write about Bikchantaev”, the book answers the question “What is he doing?”. It reflects here and now the quality of the theater that exists today, ”explained Gulshat Fattakhova.

Photo: © Mikhail Zakharov



The project was implemented for the 60th anniversary of the director, however, according to the authors, it is too early to sum up. “Director Farid Bikchantaev” – a reflection only on the path traveled.

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