Quite recently, looking through the Reshetov archive, we were attracted by the 1927 photo material from Kokand consisting of a collective survey of "Blue Blouses". It was clear that the theatrical group from Leningrad was represented by the leader, who was A. Malatov ... Two pictures recorded constructive productions: "5minutes" of Gurevich and "Aurora at Winter", actors: Konoplev, Sobchak, Mlatov, Vasin, Shishko, Besedin, Krasovsky, and others. It was very interesting who they were and what role they played in the development of new art in the 1920s. Of course, in Tashkent, few knew about them, and only after entering the Internet could you find detailed information.
"Blue Blouse" originated from the "living newspaper", organized in 1923 on the initiative of several students of the Moscow Institute of Journalism. "Living Newspapers" presented the listeners in an extremely laconic theatrical form with political news of the day, original facts processed from newspaper information, miniature scenes-satirical articles. The initiator and soul of the new theatrical direction was the famous journalist, capable organizer-enthusiast Boris Yuzhanin (Gurevich). Repertoire for the "Blue Blouse" was created by many prominent writers, composers, actors, directors, artists. Among them Vladimir Mayakovsky, Sergei Yutkevich, Vasily Lebedev-Kumach, young writers, poets, playwrights AM Argo, VE Ardov, VM Gusev, V. Ya. Tipot, Semyon Kirsanov, Nikolai Aduev, founder theatrical studio of Foregger Workshop (Mastfort) on Arbat Nikolai Foregger, entertainer Alexander Shurov, film director Alexander Rowe, minister of social security of the USSR in the 1960s NA. Muraviova, the future composer Yu. Milyutin, M.Kraysev composers Konstantin Listov (was the musical director of one of the branches of the "Blue Blouse"), MI Blanter, SA Katz (the author of the music of the anthem), D. Ya. Pokrass, poet Sasha Krasny (real name Alexander Bryansky), actors Emmanuel Geller, Georgy Tusuzov, Elena Yunger, Boris Tenin, Vladimir Zeldin, Mikhail Garkavi, Lev Mirov, Evsei Darsky, Alexander Beniaminov, LM Koreneva, BA Shakhet, the author of cinema books AV Makheret, artist BR Erdman and many others who have now become legendary figures whether Soviet culture, and then just starting their way in art.
One of the ideologists of the "Blue Blouse" was Osip Maksimovich Brick.
The exhibition features photographs of the famous theatrical group "Blue Blouse", which toured in Turkestan, namely in Kokand in 1926-1929. Works of the photographer Max Penson and reproductions of the drawings of the artist N.S. Turkestan, who were associates of the new movement in art and innovators in Turkestan.
The project is presented by the gallery "Art and fact"
Creative group: Sh. Karimbabaeva, A. Reshetov, V. Katysheva-Grishina, U. Isrosilov.
Archives: A.Reshetova, D. Khodjaeva-Penson