Within the framework of the “Year of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan”, the artists of the famous Kazakhstani collective will present the best works and famous productions.
On August 22, the Alisher Navoi Bolshoi Theater of Uzbekistan will show the concert program “Heritage of the Great Steppe”, as well as the one-act ballet “A Fuego Lento”. On the following days, August 24 and 25, a screening of the cult ballet Legend of Love by A. Melikov will take place, the triumphant premiere of which recently took place in Nur Sultan.
“Astana Ballet” will open its first tour in Tashkent with the concert program “Heritage of the Great Steppe” in the author’s interpretation of Aigul Tati and Mukaram Avahri. The hallmark of the theater more than once thwarted a flurry of applause in the largest cities of Kazakhstan, Europe and America, captivating the audience with magnificent national dance, colorful costumes and musical accompaniment. This divertissement is like a pearl necklace on which choreographic miniatures of various stylistic orientations are strung, but united by one theme – the stories of the Great Steppe.
The choreographic celebration will end with the one-act ballet “A Fuego Lento” from the neoclassical repertoire of the theater staged by guest choreographer Ricardo Amarante. His ballet is dance fantasies in the style of the Brazilian samba and tango. This performance is equally loved by both the audience and the ballet dancers, because the burning element of passion and the masterly technique of performance are concentrated in them.
In the following days, the theater’s tour poster will be decorated with the famous “Legend of Love”. The ballet in three acts, created by Yuri Grigorovich, was first presented at the Mariinsky, and then shone on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater. Assistants of Yuri Grigorovich – Ruslan Pronin and Oksana Tsvetnitskaya – transferred the performance to the Astana Ballet stage to the nuances of the performance. In the past, soloists of the Bolshoi Theater, today they recreate the performances of the famous choreographer on the leading stages of Russia, Korea, China, Germany and Belgium.
The plot is based on an ancient eastern legend. Two sisters – Mehmene Banu and Shirin – passionately fall in love with the court artist Ferhad. Shirin immediately conquers the heart of a beautiful young man, and mutual love is impossible for Mehmena Banu: she once sacrificed her beauty to save her sister’s life. Lovers who escaped from the palace will face a difficult test, and Ferkhad sacrifices his love for the sake of saving the people.
Powerful scenes with corps de ballet and emotional monologues of the four main characters performed by the Astana Ballet Theater artists add their own bright, incomparable colors to this wide choreographic canvas. And imaginative support and the most complex variations cause doubt in any limits of the human body.
The Astana Ballet Theater had the honor to present its programs at numerous cultural venues in Kazakhstan, Russia, China, the USA, Azerbaijan, France, Italy, Belarus, Belgium, Japan and Poland.