Every nation has the one and only book , the most important thing the starting point , which identified wealth of the native words , the future literary world . For Azerbaijani Oguz however, as the rest two hundred million " Turkic-speaking " people now living on earth , so cherished ancestors message is an ancient epic " Kitabi Dede Gorgud ", which literally means "The Book of My Father - Gorgud ".
Scientists argue convincingly that this relic written over 1300 years. But for us, the Azerbaijanis , "book ... " - not just an ancient literary monument . " Dede Gorgud " first enters the world of our childhood together with his beautiful adaptation of complex text , which made ??an enlightened writer Anar . And then remains on life forever , accompanying us throughout.
This is a great book - our national security charter . She live code of life , morality and honor. The shrine, which was donated by Azerbaijanis before they are imbued with high firmness postulates of the Holy Quran. In a word, " Dede Gorgud " - authentic chronicle the fate of our people in the distant past . And it - correct guiding his spiritual survival in the future.
That is why the birth of a new ballet based on the epic " Dede Gorgud " has become more than just another , albeit very bright event in the cultural and musical life of Azerbaijan. It was a significant phenomenon experienced spiritual renewal , a new reflection of involvement of each of us to the fate of their country. And it is no coincidence that it was the creator of ballet Polad Bulbuloglu , which for many years has successfully headed the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan . Indeed, in Karabakh, where his ancestors were born , always knew the value of loyalty to country , courage and bravery . A family of singer Bulbul particularly appreciated the rich folklore and native folk tunes , epics of yesteryear, legends ashugs . Incidentally, Polad belongs not only music, but also co-author of the text of the libretto, which in itself is already talking about literary knowledges and high artistic taste.
By the time P.Byulbyul oglu was closely involved in the formation of a new national cultural strategy consonant with the idea of ??unifying Azerbaijanism world, launched by the national leader Heydar Aliyev . He clearly knew that the basis for the renovation of culture should serve as a conceptually coherent image that would meet the highest criteria of national self-identity , but would at the same time , close and understandable to everyone. This comprehensive , powerful in spirit , in fact humane , light on the views of the figure was undoubtedly our great ancestor - the legendary Dede Gorgud .
Thus, in parallel to other important initiatives to perpetuate literary masterpiece , the idea to write a new ballet , putting him through ancient story of the heroic epos . Created his ballet composer, whose sonorous , melodic songs , having passed the test of decades , have long been at the hearing at all , have become the favorite hits of several generations , has managed to broaden the horizons of his quality work. He seems to be " held " again , but louder , stronger and brighter than impressive . Now he stood in line with those who have always called masters of the art , their teachers .
Polad Bulbuloglu software composed musical canvas that the complexity of artistic structure , wealth, emotional colors , balanced tone , accurate contact fullness sounded in unison with his literary fundamental principle .
But most importantly - he saw the events described in the epic view of human XXI century and projected them are today. Accurately correlating the motivation of human actions from the past with painful topics in Azerbaijan today , the composer was able to show the immortality of self-worth and ideals beyond temporal boundaries .
The author called his ballet " Love and Death ", leaving the outside of his musical parable is only one of the three essential manifestations of human life - the sacrament of Birth. He reminded us that the path of love ( the sublime - to the Creator ; sacred - the motherland ; earth - to a loved one ) to death at all times and at each person , particularly through suffering . This road is not always a bed of roses : it is painful , difficult, sometimes tragically sad. For the traveler , it is rather an excessive burden than a joy. In this way a tight knot intertwined enlightened souls and live human flesh . It is a place around the a priori : happiness and sorrow , victory and defeat , loyalty and betrayal. But if , in spite of all over , still be able to live your life honestly , sincerely , in his heart , conscience and duty , then by the power of human love is powerless even sinister face of death .
That's right, at the edge of a deadly battle between good and evil , on the rise of high emotions and live their earthly affairs of the main characters of the ballet - brave Azer and his beloved, touching, but a strong spirit Baijan . Symbolism of their names together formed the proud name of his native land - Azerbaijan, for which you need to and should make any sacrifice and self-sacrifice .
Wrote these lines , and I thought : how hard to convey in a few words outwardly , seemingly a simple plot of the libretto . However, as to describe a rich musical context ballet. It classical symphony of high grade organically melted with musical quotations from folklore, folk dance fragments of familiar melodies . And the keynote of all musical canvas , some duets and solo variations steel intonation ancient mugham .
In the handwriting of the author of music , which was written for two years , in its strong sound clearly audible notes mighty " Karayev school " compositions . And in ballet choreography and stage design can be traced all the evolutionary path of the National Ballet School from the first in its history setting " Maiden Tower" Afrasiab Badalbayli to the pinnacle of creation Kara Karayev - "Seven Beauties " and " Path of Thunder ."
Stated that the first stage version of the ballet " Love and Death " , carried out in Baku in late 2005 , was a resounding success , so to say very, very few . It was impressive that inspires and makes you think its a hurry to see the much talked about it , wrote .
The performance was permeated with the spirit of search, innovation and experiment. It has been achieved so desired in musical theater and difficult to achieve the unity of music, sculpture and fine series. Concise decision stage space is substantially free of decoration , slim light visual imagery scores, using the most advanced graphic tools made ??this premiere event one is unique in the genre of ballet. They are not destroyed , but rather organized integrity perception seemingly archaic plot.
Theatrical form as even close to this old story to the realities of today. Choreography reading so departs from the usual canons , so different novel approaches to ballet practice , so free and , most importantly , of course ruin the inviolability pattern of classical dance, all the technological taboos that do not recognize the extraordinary work of this new theater was simply impossible .
Plastic ballet drawing absorbed the whole range of language arts dance from familiar classical pas to folk and ritual dance- rhythmic . First in ballet artists participated Folk Dance Ensemble , Virtuosity , oriental grace and temporitme their dance does not conflict with the classical ballet originally tuned vehicles.
Historicism costumes and decor individual parts coupled with the latest in computer graphics , bold use of video visual, holographic and other effects are not discordant with each other , and their synthesis is allowed to strengthen the emotional perception of the storyline. Creative collaboration , community artistic predilections composer , producer-director ( Vakil Usmanov - choreographer, professor of the Vienna European Academy of Ballet ) and set designer ( Rafis Ismailov - People's Artist of Azerbaijan ) helped to create this ballet class , which not only nominally , but really can be seen as true saga musical paraphrase of eternal life Books titled " Kitabi Dede Gorgud ". How weighty word in the modern history of the centuries-old Azerbaijani musical culture .
The great Chingiz Aitmatov , which Polad Bulbuloglu tied good human friendship , there are poignant phrase : "Remember his name . Remember whose you are, where . Do not forget to and have not forgotten you ... ".
Son of the great Bulbul , singer and minister of culture in the past, composer and diplomat in the present, but in general most ordinary Azerbaijani Polad Bulbuloglu , anxious spirit ancestors and which now is in the mountains of his native Karabakh writing his ballet , proved that not just knows and remembers your name . He wants this name will never forget and his children . He wished with all his heart to remember his name we all live now and future .