Theather of Kazan in Russia

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Today you will see the famous national object of Kazan and Tatarstan, Tatar National Academic Theatre named after Galiasgar Kamal. You will be acquainted with a history of the theatre, the way it was built, its main features and characteristics. We are on a waterside of the lake Kaban, on Theatre square. This is a traditional place of various holidays and festivals, a favorite place of locals and guests with comfortable benches, beautiful fountains and magnificent view of the lake Kaban. The square was named after Galiasgar Kamal as Tatar National Academic Theatre is located here. This two-story building, interesting for its architecture, attracts attention and doesn`t let to stay indifferent. From the lake side, the theater looks like a "sailing ship". Original roof of sky color makes a special impression. Elements of oriental color are used in the construction of the building, as it can be seen from the mosaics decorating the second tier. Two panels in front of the main entrance symbolize theater`s masks - laughter and tears. The first floor of the theater is decorated with glass vitrines. The interior decoration is also very beautiful. Leather, mosaic, marble and glass were used in design of major and minor halls and vestibule. N.Skvorcov and I.Gainutdinov are architects of Kamal theatre. The history of theater began with the organization of the first repertory company in Kazan. Such troupe was "Sayar", that was led by Gabdulla Kariev. That time only men could play on a stage. One of the first women who could violate Islamic law and come to the stage, was the actress Sagibdzhamal Gizzatullina-Volzhskaya. She was called by the most noble tatar poet Gabdulla Tukai as "the sun of Tatar stage." In 1912 she created a new troupe « Nur» which was accommodated in Ufa, the republic of Bushkortostan. Until 1917 the theater didn`t have its own areas and wasn`t funded by the state. The performances "Sayar" were firstly took place in the building of merchant club...
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