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“Qizil Dervish” (“Golden Dervish”) Award


“Qizil Dervish” (“Golden Dervish”) Award 


Year of establishment: 1992


Performances, playwrights, directors, actors, composers, designers, vocalists, ballet dancers who took an active part in the development of performing arts in Azerbaijan, attracted the attention of the theatre community with their artistic integrity, theatre experts who distinguished themselves by their research works in the history and theory of theatre, also very important publications, reviews in the press, broadcasts on radio and television are awarded with this prize.



The following figures were presented:


Yashar Nuriev - People’s Artist

Firangiz Sharifova - People’s Artist

Ilham Rahimli - Doctor of Arts, Professor


Afag Bashirgyzy - People’s Artist

Khanlar Hashimzade - actor of Sheki State Drama Theatre


Vagif Ibrahimoglu - Honored Figure of Arts


Madina Aliyeva - ballet dancer

Huseynaga Atakishiyev - Honored Artist

Performance “Shah Ismail Khatai” of Sumgayit State Music and Drama Theatre


The performance of the Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre “Revenge is not postponed” (Nahid Hajiyev, Lutfi Mammadbeyov, Adil Babirov, Yashar Nuri, Zemfira Aliyeva)

Rafig Aliyev - Honored Artist

Alexander Sharovsky - People’s Artist

Lyudmila Dukhovnaya - People’s Artist

Tatiana Gross - Honored Artist

Haji Murad Yagizarov - People’s Artist


Ilyas Efendiyev - playwright

Siyavush Aslan - People’s Artist

Aliabbas Gadirov - People’s Artist

Shovgi Huseynov - Honored Artist

Almaz Mustafayeva - actress of the Theatre of the Young Spectators


The performance of the National Academic Dramatic Theatre “The sword that battles us” (Bakhtiyar Vahabzade, Agakishi Kazimov, Ismayil Mammadov, Zemfira Narimanova, Rafig Azimov, Ramiz Melikov, Nuraddin Guliyev)

The performance “My Favorite Madman” of the Academic National Drama Theatre (Elchin Efendiyev, Azer Pasha Nematov, Elchin Mammadov, Elkhan Agahuseynoglu, Haji Ismailov, Jafar Akhmadov, Telman Adygozalov)

Maryam Alizade - Doctor of Arts, Professor

Magsud Mammadov - People’s Artist


Nasiba Zeynalova - People’s Artist


Naira Ramazanova - ballet dancer

Nasiba Eldarova - actress of the State Youth Theatre

Javanshir Guliyev - Honored Artist

Kamal Khudaverdiev - People’s Artist

Elchin Mammadov - Honored Artist

Kamal Aslanov - playwright

The performance “Fiancé-banker” of the Azerbaijan State Theatre of Musical Comedy (Tamara Valiyeva, Emin Sabitoglu, Faig Zohrabov, Afag Bashirgyzy, Hajibaba Bagirov, Nazim Hajibeyov)


The performance “Let's Talk Straight” of the Shusha State Music and Drama Theatre

The performance “Don't Condemn Me” of the Sheki State Drama Theatre

The performance “Song Remaining in the Mountains” of the Ganja State Drama Theatre (Aladdin Abbasov)

Bahram Osmanov - Honored Artist

Munevver Aliyeva - Honored Artist

The performance of Azerbaijan State Puppet Theatre “Tyg-tyg khanim”

Mehriban Alakberzade - director

Ilham Namig Kamal - People’s Artist

Yagub Mammadov - theatre expert


Islam Islamov - ballet dancer

Israfil Israfilov - Doctor of Arts

Ramiz Mammadov - Honored Artist

Vagif Sharifov - Honored Artist

Maharram Badirzade - television director

Huseynbala Miralamov - playwright

Azer Pasha Nematov - People’s Artist

Fuad Poladov - People’s Artist

Sanubar Iskandarova - Honored Artist

Rafael Dadashov - People’s Artist

Siyavush Aslan - People’s Artist

Masma Agaverdiyeva - actress

Sabir Mammadov - Honored Artist

Siyavush Karimi - composer, People’s Artist

Hasan Turabov (posthumously) - People’s Artist


State Theatre Museum named after J. Jabbarly

Jalil Vazirov - theatre expert

Veta Nadirova - theatre expert

Nazim Beykishiyev - Honored Artist

Jannet Salimova - People’s Artist

Garina Karimova -

Mammadsafa Gasimov - actor of the YUG theatre

Samaya Sadygova - Honored Artist

The performance “Mother” of the Mingachevir State Drama Theatre


Kamilla Huseynova - Honored Artist

Agahan Salmanov - People’s Artist

Farhad Israfilov - actor of the YUG Theatre

Adalat Veliyev - theatre expert, Ph.D. in Arts

Gakh State Puppet Theatre (performances “Adventures of a Tailless Donkey” and “Ashug Garib”)


Nodar Shashygoglu - People’s Artist

Oruj Gurbanov - director

Arif Guliyev - People’s Artist

Yusif Mukhtarov - People’s Artist

Rahman Rakhmanov - actor of the Azerbaijan State Puppet Theatre

Ilgar Jahangirov - actor of the Baku Chamber Theatre


Sevinj Aliyeva - Honored Artist

Rza Khudiyev - actor of the Nakhchivan Theatre

Yasin Garayev - People’s Artist

Firudin Maharramov - Honored Artist

Sona Mikayilova - actress of the YUG Theatre

Tahir Tahirov - Honored Artist


Firangiz Mutallimova - People’s Artist

Atabala Safarov - actor

Mirbala Salimli - Chief Director of the Sheki Theatre