“Astana Ballet” theatrical season has come to an end. It was rich and full of bright events, and now it’s time to recall them.
In the period from September 2015 to July 2016, “Astana Ballet” Theatre has presented premieres of three performances: “Gaia” (choreography by R.Amarante, music by H.Tavares), “Language of Love” (choreography by Mukaram Avahri, music by R.Salavatov, K. Jenkins, H. Shangaliyev) and “Mists of Time” (choreography by Isian Zhang, music by Max Richter, Douwei, Kashiwa Daisuke). These ballets, which are different in style, theme and presentation united in one: full houses and enthusiastic public response. Famous ballet critics note the constant growth of the young team, its courage and willingness to change.
Participation of the theatre at the Arts Week at the UN headquarters in the United States, as well as at the XXIV “The Stars of the White Nights” International Festival in St. Petersburg can also be called as notable events. “Astana Ballet GALA” concert program was presented on the stage of New York City; “Cleopatra” (choreography by N. Markelov, music by M. Ravel) and “Gaia” one act ballets were presented at Mariinsky Theatre. Invitation to participate at such huge events is an honor for the troupe and impetus to move forward and to scale new heights.
Theatre tours have continued around Kazakhstan. Our touring map joined Shymkent (October 2015), Pavlodar (April 2016), Petropavlovsk (April 2016) and Almaty (May 2016). It is always exciting and pleasant to perform on the oldest stages of the country. We look forward to explore the other cities of the republic, because it is a big responsibility and joy to perform in the homeland.
“Città di Spoleto” International Contest has brought a lot of experience, which took place last spring in Italy. Our soloists Diana Batyrova and Anar Dukiyeva took 1st and 2nd places.
The entire troupe received a recognition in July in the prestigious ELLE STYLE AWARDS. We have won in the nomination “Project of the Year”. Our audience voted for us – the most honest and impartial judge. Therefore, this victory is the most important and enjoyable!
We are happy! Thank you for your support! See you next time in the V theatrical season!