Kazakhstan Astana Ballet Gala
"Modern Kazakhstan Culture in the Global World," a project of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Culture and Sport.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Performance at 7:00pm
Tickets are FREE. Available for pickup at box office, starting at 6:00pm on the day of performance. Lincoln Center Box office is located on 1941 Broadway, at 65th Street. Limited Availability
On January 17, 2018 the Astana Ballet Theater will present the “Kazakhstan Astana Ballet Gala” at Lincoln Center. The performance, presenting choreographic works of varying genres, is part of the “Modern Kazakhstan Culture in the Global World”, a project of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Culture and Sport.
This will be the second such presentation of choreographic works by the company of Astana Ballet Theater at Lincoln Center. The American debut of the country’s leading choreographic talents took place three years ago when a world of elegance, beauty, grace and sophisticated images won over the New York audience. The youngest theater in Kazakhstan was received with immediate affection. This tour presents an original program featuring contrasting scenes of popular ballets and divertissements that reflect Kazakhstan’s culture through the language of dance and movement.
“The task that the troupe of the theater has to tackle is not an easy one – to attract the attention of the public to our culture, to present the best of the national and modern ballet art of Kazakhstan”, says Valery Kuzembav, the director of the theater.
The Astana Ballet Theatre has absorbed the richness of both modern and classical ballet heritage, spring boarding off this foundation to create new choreographic work and performance art. During the creation of todays’ choreographic miniatures homage is paid to both the study of Kazakh national dance and its modern interpretation. Exposing its harmony and beauty, reflecting the deep inner essence and unique character of the folk dance is of paramount importance for it is through the national dance that the audience is introduced to and gets to appreciate our Kazakh culture. Kazakh national dances are always part of the program and are our calling card.
Heritage of the Great Steppe includes choreographic miniatures and scenes from ballets that are rich in national color. All compositions are marked by the rich folk traditions and permeating emotion, tugging at heartstrings with expressive music and remarkable artistic imagery. Heritage of the Great Steppe reflects the dynamic growth and uniqueness of the modern national ballet.
Love Fear Loss, a ballet set to the songs of Edith Piaf (choreographed by Ricardo Amarante) and inspired by the remarkable life story of the singer is a dance about emotional attachment moved by hymns of love that took the world by storm.
The one act ballet A Fuego Lento tells the story of nascent feelings of anxiousness, emotional heat, and, the force of first love. A powerful wave of excitement takes over the body and desire slowly burns within. The object of affection is the center of the world and the meaning of life is in love (music by Lalo Shifrin, Astor Piazzola, Carlos Gardel, choreography by Ricardo Amarante).
Diverse and extraordinary repertoire, performance and staging quality are the reasons Astana Ballet Theater has enjoyed continued success not just in its home country, but with audiences far beyond its borders.
The Astana Ballet Theater has performed on the stages of theatres in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Paris, Vienna, Seoul, Budapest, Baku, Minsk, New York, Tokyo, Warsaw and Brussels.
For the occasion of the Independence Day of Kazakhstan and the candidature of Kazakhstan to the Security Council for 2017-2018.
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