History of the Great Steppe Conveyed through Modern Dance

Kazakh artists, under the direction of Dana Mussa, performed on stage of the City Hall in Paris.

Looking at the rehearsal, it is difficult to imagine how history of the Great Steppe can be told through modern dance.

The founder of the ethno-ballet, Mussa and her students had worked on the project for an entire year. The dance shows a trilogy dedicated to nomads and their spiritual culture.

There are 11 dancers on stage, representing different cultures of the world telling one common story. The past of the Great Steppe is universal and is presented as the past of all mankind in the interpretation of the ethno-ballet.

The Kazakh dancer expresses love for historical roots in her performance. Mussa said that she can express all of her emotions through dance.

“It's me and it's part of me. I can’t cut my roots off. They are always with me. Tomorrow even if I go to Brazil or Japan, I am sure that I will give the same messages and do the same performances,” she added.