“Eles Bootur” Olonkho performance in English presented in Yakutia for the first time
Pupils of school No. 2 were the first in the republic to stage the performance, based on Peter Ogotoev’s “Eles Bootur” Yakut heroic epic Olonkho in English, Yakutia 24 television channel reports.
The students had their translation into English adapted in a script form. All epic songs preserved the original Olonkho motifs, and the characters’ phrases in English go only after them.
The premiere took place in May 2019. The whole team does in a multicultural center, based on the school, where students learn the languages and culture of the peoples of the North.
“In the future, we plan to go to the international level, we will participate in various festivals. We’ve found out, that such a thing in English was the first in Yakutia. The translation itself is quite affordable, so the children began to learn it with enthusiasm,” said Natalya Poselskaya, the head of the multicultural center of school No. 2 in Yakutsk.