“Astana Ballet” performance in St. Petersburg

Performance of “Astana Ballet” at one of the largest international shows of classical music, opera and ballet has become a good tradition. The festival gives the opportunity to get acquainted with the works of the most interesting groups and soloists around the world.


“Astana Ballet” theatre performed at “The Stars of the White Nights” festival for the third time. Each performance of the young Kazakh team draws attention of both ballet lovers, and famous ballet critics and choreographers.


During the first visit, “Astana Ballet” performed one act ballet “Alem” (choreography by N.Dmitriyevskiy, music by A.Amar, B.Gafarov). Last year presented two “Zhusan”, “Karmen” performances of young Kazakh choreographer and principal theatre director of “Astana Ballet” Mukaram Avahri. At this year’s festival theatre showed one act ballets “GAIA” (choreography by R.Amarante, music by Kh.Tavares) and “Cleopatra” (choreography by N.Markelov, music by M.Ravel).


In a touching and poignant “GAIA”, ballet spectators were attracted by original choreography productions created in the neoclassical style, sophistication of plastique and refinement of lines, elegance and beauty of ballet dancers, as well as the fact how they easily moved on the stage. It seemed that the actors hovered above the stage.


The “Cleopatra” ballet is exceptionally original story about a little-known period of the life of the Egyptian queen, when she struggled for throne with her sister Arsinoe. Choreographic version of Moris Ravel’s music has attracted attention because of the expressive plastique, spectacular costumes and great music.


XXIV festival “The Stars of the White Nights” lasts for almost two month. Show bill is full of famous names and premieres; it includes around 160 concerts and performances.   It is a great honor and heavy responsibility for “Astana Ballet” theatre to participate at XXIV music festival “The Stars of the White Nights”, where perform Anna Netrebko, Plasido Domingo, Uliyana Lopatkina, Diana Vishneva and many other mega-stars. Performance of “Astana Ballet” theatre did not lost among big names. Full house and good reception reflected in the fact that theatre actors are becoming more well-known in St. Petersburg and the public attends the performances of Kazakh artists with a big interest.