Astana hosted the ‘Samgau’ international theater festival

Astana hosted the ‘Samgau’ international theater festival. This has become a bright event on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s capital. The best Kazakh and foreign theaters competed to show their skills. Visitors of the festival included bands from Serbia, Tatarstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan has presented theaters of Astana, Petropavlosk, Oskemen and Shymkent. An expert council also included the student work in the program.

As part of the festival, master classes on stage and acting skills as well as vocal and speech techniques were organized.

MURAT ABZELBAYEV, PROFESSOR, ZHURGENOV NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS:

 - At the festival, actors of the Zhastar Theater presented the play of "The Inspector General.’ The jury members praised their performance. From the first year, we have taught them that it is necessary to overcome any obstacles and barriers with honor and despite anything to help a partner on stage to perform to the viewers without delay.

ZHALYNBEK AKHAN, TEACHER, ZHURGENOV NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS:

-  At the university, I teach stage combat. This subject is very necessary for every actor. When actors fall on stage, jumps through the props and fights, training helps them not to hurt each other.

Foreign viewers who attended the festival expressed their appreciation on the performances done by the theater school in Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, the actors of Kyrgyz National Academic Drama Theater presented the ‘Korkyt’ drama legend in the Zhastar Theater.

The participation of foreign actors in the festival not only broadened the geography of the event but also enriched the content.

DZHENISHBEK KHANGELDIYEV, KYRGYZ ACTOR:

I want to congratulate Kazakhs on the 20th anniversary of Astana and wish prosperity to the capital, as well as more holidays and creativity. I think all this will happen eventually.

-  12 international teams took part in the sixth ‘Samgau’ international theater festival. According to the results, winners were nominated for the best production, the best director and other awards.