KAZAKHSTAN’S FIRST THEATRE AWARD "SAKHNAGER"
The most outstanding theatre artists have been awarded with ‘Sakhnager’ prize in Astana. This award is the acknowledgement of remarkable achievements in performing arts. Among the winners are famous artist Assanali Ashimov, director Nurkanat Zhakypbai, actor Dulyga Akmolda, ballet dancer Bakhtiyar Adamzhan and many other artists. 17 young talents stepped into the spotlight as well. Theatrical longevity awards were presented.
YERLAN BILAL, VICE PRESIDENT, KAZAKHSTAN’S THEATRES ASSOCIATION
- It is the first ‘Sakhnager’ awarding ceremony. There are 15 nominations in this award. We gathered at the Republican Theatre in Almaty. We visited regional theatres and made inquiries. They offered their directors, actors, choirmasters, choreographers and so on. After that the selection was done.
LARISA KIM, MAIN BALLMEASTER, KOREAN THEATER, AWARD WINNER
- I was in the shortlist together with the famous artists. This sort of awards is presented to mark artists’ achievements and encourage them to do even more in the future. This award is very prestigious for me. It encourages artistic creativity.
52 Kazakhstani theaters participated in the selection round. According to art critics, the Sakhnager award will make a significant contribution to the development of young people’s creative potential and will also strengthen continuity, patriotism and the development of Kazakh national culture.