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Uzbekistan - Tashkent - A musician wearing a Soviet militia uniform stands before the entrance of the Ilkhom Theatre. <br />
The strong correlation between music and acting has become one of Ilkhom’s most famous trademarks. <br />
Ilkhom (“inspiration” in Uzbek language) was created in 1976 by a group of artists led by director Marc Weil. It was the only independent theatre in the whole Soviet Union and has remained the only non-state theatre since the independence of Uzbekistan. The theatre, which has just 150 seating places, is hosted in a former potato warehouse, in the basement of a semi-abandoned hotel complex in the centre of Tashkent.