“The Sleeping Beauty” ballet in a new choreographic edition to be held in “Astana Opera” theatre

Dec 04. astana.gov.kz

“The Sleeping Beauty” ballet in a new choreographic edition to be held in “Astana Opera” theatreOn December 6 and 7 the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera” will presents a ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” in a new choreographic edition by the outstanding ballet master, people’s artist of the USSR Yury Grigorovich. This was reported to astana.kz in the press service of “Astana Opera” theatre.

The main parts of Princess Aurora and Prince Desire on the high stage of the new theatre will be performed by brilliant ballet dancers Aigerim Beketaeva and Tair Gatautov in the first string, and by Gaukhar Usina and Rustem Seitbekov in the second string. “Astana Opera” is staging this ballet performance for the second time, however spectators coming to this performance can feel the endless fight of the good and evil in a new way. The plot of this ballet is a literary variant of the popular French fairy tale by Charles Perrault “The Sleeping Beauty”.

The artistic director of the ballet Tursynbek Nurkaliev noted that the work of the theatre team with the outstanding ballet master gave impetus to ballet artists to push forward.


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Premiere of historical drama “Dream of Ablai khan” to take place in the capital

Dec 04. astana.gov.kz

On December 12-13 a premiere of a historical drama “Dream of Ablai khan” (“Абылай ханның арманы”) will take place in the Kazakh State Academic Music and Drama theatre named after K. Kuanyshbayev. This information was given to astana.kz by the press service of the theatre.

This performance is confined to the 300th anniversary of Ablai khan on the threshold of the Day of Independence. The author is a famous writer, journalist, researcher and playwright Duman Ramazan; stage director of the performance if the honored worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bolat Uzakov.

This drama is the second historical work by Duman Ramazan and Bolat Uzakov. In 2010 the playwright and the stage director created a historical drama “Kenesary-Kunimzhan”, and today this performance is very popular among the audience.

The part of Ablai khan will be performed by a talented actor Kuandyk Kystybbayev, who played Kasym Kaisenov in “Kasym” film, and a crowd puller  Syrym Kashkabayev who performed the part of Kenesary in the play “Kenesary-Kunimzhan”. Along with them, the main characters will be performed by Zhankaldybek Tolenbayev, Zhanibek Musaev, Kasymkhan Bugybai and Gaukhar Zhusipova.