Production of Slovene Theater

Artists of the troupe of the Slovene National Theatre delivered five dramatic performances through technically accurate and inspirational dances. Dutch artist Hans van Manen’s 'Five Tangos' with Astor Piazzolla’s music increased great interest among audience.

SANJA NESKOVIC PERSIN, ART DIRECTOR, SLOVENE NATIONAL BALLET:

 - It is a classical ballet but the choreographer didn’t wear the high heels. Usually we dance tango on high heels, but he abandoned the high heels and use point shoes. So this is the first piece. The second piece is more neoclassical and the choreographer usually says that this piece has the architecture of time and space.

There was music and graceful melody in every movement. Croatian choreographer Milko Shparemblek presented to the Kazakh audience the production with Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral Symphony.’ The famous choreographer dedicated an interpretation of the legendary performance to the 100th anniversary of the Slovene National Theatre.

NINA NOC, SOLOIST, SLOVENE NATIONAL BALLET:

 - When we started with this ‘Pastoral Symphony’ on the beginning it was really hard for us because it is not a typical classical ballet movement so we have to be really careful about the positions of our arms and legs because we are used to working in a classical way.

As part of the international Eurasian Dance Festival, Kazakhstan’s capital hosted tours of famous ballet troupes. In addition to the Slovene theater, artists from China, Spain, Russia, Portugal and Holland also performed at the festival. The event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Astana closed with a large-scale gala concert.