PREMIERE OF ASTANA BALLET
Astana Ballet has staged two plays in one evening, as per tradition. The ballet ‘Diversity’ by Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante was the first to stage. It let spectators to make a retrospective journey into the world of ballet.
In the second act, the audience was presented "Walpurgis Night". The enchanting premiere of the famous Russian choreographer Georgy Kovtun was staged specifically for the new theater. Magic decorations, bright costumes, unusual special effects, and brilliant dancing made the performance truly unforgettable. The ballet narrates about the magical awakening of nature, where Ancient Greek myths come to life. Myths characters were literally flying around the stage throughout the whole performance.
DIANA BATYROVA, SOLOIST, ASTANA BALLET THEATRE
- In this ballet, we learnt new dancing techniques and a new presentation. I am grateful for this opportunity provided by Russian choreographers. All frames are erased in this production. There are extraordinary, aerial dances, and a sense of freedom.
The new theatre "Astana Ballet" is a part of the Kazakh National Academy of Choreography. It is the place where future generation of the Kazakh ballet dancers is trained and educated. Young students of the academy took part in the staging of "Walpurgis Night". The students said it was a great honor for them to take part in such large-scale project.
AKBAR IMANOV, STUDENT, KAZAKH NATIONAL ACADEMY OF CHOREOGRAPHY
- I was playing Cupid. This role was very important for me. Not everyone can dance well in the classical ballet. You need to be really skillful and trained.
"Walpurgis Night" entered into the collection of Astana Ballet performances. It is clearly seen from the spectators’ reaction that this ballet will become one of the favorite ones and the best performance of the young and inimitable ballet troupe.