Theme of the Day Onstage Diydor
Uzbek director Yolkin Tuychiev brought one of the most pressing problems of our time to the rank of mass culture.
Migration is a complex phenomenon that does not have state borders. Migration has played a huge role in the development of mankind, being a form of its adaptation to the changing conditions of existence.
The relevance of this topic is determined by the fact that migration influences interstate relations, the demographic situation, the formation of labor markets and their segmentation, and the rigidity of competition.
The inflow and outflow of migrants is changing the situation in the labor market, the burden on infrastructure, on the sanitary and epidemic and environmental situation, on the level of crime, on interethnic relations.
Put on the stage of the Diydor theaterstudio the performance “Mono-Lock” in the modernist style makes an indelible impression on the viewer and requires from him a thoughtfulness and deep awareness. The director raises the question of leaving people and examines it from different angles - why they leave, how the new country reflects on their fate.
The action takes place in a small remote village, whose resident marries a German and is about to leave her country. In the difficult situation is the protagonist of the play, her father, the former director of the school. Having lost his wife, sold everything and left without anything but a beloved goat, he must decide whether he is traveling with his daughter to Germany or not. But just before departure, the tension reaches its limit and the protagonist realizes that the world is dearer than anything in the world, and he remains, and the daughter with tears in her eyes leaves alone.
In the play there are a lot of artistic symbols, on which the director's attention is focused. For example, one of the highlights of the performance is the hero's attachment to the improvised goat by the rope for the belt. And when he tries to leave for a foreign country, he is not allowed into the car with her. It seems that the image of the goat associated with his homeland does not allow him to leave.
Despite the seriousness and complexity of the situation, there are a lot of comic scenes in the play. And all this is done, as critics have estimated, in a completely new style for the Uzbek theater. Using very mean means of expression, but at the same time very impressive, the artist achieves much.
According to Bahodir Yuldashev, the People's Artist of Uzbekistan, artistic director of the Diydor theater-studio, «this is the second experience of the theatrical production of Yolkin Tuychiev. The first was a long time ago. He staged one of the best performances of the Ilhom Theater «White, White, Black Stork» by the work of Abdulla Kadyri. The head of the production was Mark Vail himself then. So much time has passed, and I can say that now Yolkin is one of the most talented filmmakers. The performance turned out to be topical, where the destinies of Uzbeks are considered. The main thing is there is something to think about ».