when the ‘Turkmenistan Cultural Display’, a series of events organized by Katara in association with the embassy of Turkmenistan, was inaugurated last Saturday, 11 March.
'The Turkmenistan Cultural Display' consisting of folkloric musical performances, artistic exhibitions, films and documentaries was inaugurated by the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, and the Deputy Minister of Turkmen Culture, HE Mr. Shamerat Ata Moradif.
The highlight of the display was a folkloric performance reflecting the rich culture and history of Turkmenistan, by a group from Katara's Opera House, wearing vivid traditional Turkmenistan outfits.
Besides the musical extravaganza, the event offers a traditional handicraft exhibition depicting the life and community of Turkmenistan. The exhibition included many cultural paintings, antiquities, and photographs of Turkmen horses, in addition to numerous brochures and documented books about tourism in the Republic of Turkmenistan.
Speaking on the occasion, The General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara, HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti said, "Hosting similar events aid in enriching the cultural scene and help to enhance the cultural cooperation amongst societies. In addition, cultural performances like these open a window to new cultures, civilizations, and art. This cultural display represented a traditional side of Turkmenistan as it familiarized the audiences with the heritage of the country and represented some humanitarian acts."
The event reaffirms Katara's efforts to promote the history and heritage of various cultures, in the region and beyond, by providing a platform to exhibit them to the public.
The Deputy Minister of the Turkmen culture, HE Mr. Shamerat Ata Moradif, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara for organizing and hosting such event. The minister further lauded Katara's readiness to embrace different cultures by saying that it is a cultural hub and an authentic meeting place of various cultures.
The Turkmen Folkloric Performances start at 6 pm and is staged at Katara's Opera house. The documentaries are screened in building 16, at 6 pm, while the 'Turkmen Traditional Handcraft' exhibition opens its doors to the public from 10 am – 10 pm, in building 18, gallery 2.