Children's dance ensemble from Almaty won grand prize in Italy

Children’s dance ensemble ‘Adat’ from Almaty has won the grand prize of an international festival in the Italian city of Verona. The young contestants competed with other same age participants from all over the world. The Kazakh ensemble surprised the jury with their energetic Caucasian folk dances. The children did their best to showcase the authenticity of the ancient dances.

With fast rhythms and complex elements, the Georgian dance Kavkasiuri is not easy to perform. However, the young dancers managed to impress the audience. Spectators also enjoyed the skilful performance of the Chechen celebratory dance Daymohkh and the mountaineer dance.

ISLAM SAGOV, ENSEMBLE’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:

 - We always kept in our minds that we are from Kazakhstan and represents Kazakhstan. Therefore, we had to demonstrate our best skills and represent our country in all its glory.

MILANA ILDIKHOROYEVA, ENSEMBLE MEMBER:

 - When we went on stage, they welcomed us with a round of applause. They really liked our performance.

YASMIN MURATOVA, ENSEMBLE MEMBER:

 - I really liked the trip to Italy. It was an unforgettable experience for me. I really enjoyed performing our dances on the stage. I was glad that there were many people who supported us.

The ‘Adat’ children’s dance ensemble is just one year old. Although there are children of different ages between 4 and 16 in the ensemble, they go on stage together to present perfectly organized performances. The Chechen-Ingush ethnic cultural association provides assistance to the dance team. Due to their efforts, the ensemble participated in a number of international competitions.

ISLAM SAGOV, ENSEMBLE’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:

 - We are invited to Tula in September because we won the grand prize. We are also currently considering going to Paris.

Specialists believe that the dance team managed to achieve the perfect balance between the classic and modern trends. Every act is a professionally executed performance. It helps the young dancers gain recognition on worldwide stages.