I'm just back from Tajikistan, a country that is very close to my heart: located at the crossroad of several civilisations and influences - from the Zoroastrians to the Greco-Bactrians, the Mongols, Samanids and the Russians, this little piece of our earth is a concentrate of history, diversity and inspiration.
Together with my friends and colleagues from the Central Asian Arts and Culture Programme, we worked with several local theaters and festivals, exploring ways to build their capacities so that they can continue to grow as thoughts-provoking civil society organisations. One of them is the Kanibadan Theatre, home to an incredibly talented, inspired and versatile team. Muhiddin, Ghayrat and their associates are bursting with ideas, planning to transform their little town in Northern Tadjikistan along the line of "a theatre in town and a town in the theatre". Kids and youth of Kanibadan: get ready for the journey !