Nur-Sultan - center of ballet arts in Central Asia
This year’s 3rd International Ballet Festival titled ‘Eurasian Dance Festival’ presented the latest premieres by contemporary choreographers as well as world classics and folk art to the common audience. Residents and guests of the capital attended an international event from June 4th to 16th.
The festival was opened with Astana Ballet’s last season’s premiere, the ‘Salome’ ballet by Kazakh choreographer Mukaram Avahri. The world’s ballet stars gave a gala concert for the closing ceremony.
During the festival, legendary ballet dancers organized master classes. The evening program was traditional but there were unexpected surprises as well. For example, excerpts from famous classic ballets and innovative solutions were showcased.
The festival, which has become a tradition, is one of the brightest events in the world of ballet.
Experts said that Nur-Sultan city is becoming a center of ballet arts in Central Asia. It is known that ballet was highly valued in the post-Soviet space. Astana Ballet is working to promote Kazakh ballet art. Soloists of the theater regularly take part in international gala concerts.