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Astana Ballet

The Republic of Kazakhstan’s leading ballet company, Astana Ballet, presents four masterpieces on their must-see summer tour.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Astana Ballet. It was last on stage 12–14 September 2019 as part of the Autumn 2019/20 season.

Background

Astana Ballet forms its famous signature ballet style by combining classical ballet and modern dance trends. This synthesis of classics, avant-garde and national tradition allows Kazakh dance and works to be presented on the world stage, while satisfying its rich diversity and cultural heritage.

The Company will present four masterpieces during their summer tour:

Salomé
Choreographer Mukaram Avakhri’s production of Salomé was premiered in Astana’s 2018/19 season. Based on Oscar Wilde's tragedy of the same name, Salomé takes the audience on an emotional journey, not of love but rather on a desperate thirst for a love that recognizes no barriers.

Heritage of the Great Steppe
Astana Ballet has taken this complex concert piece into its own, performing both in its motherland internationally. Steeped in the beauty of Kazakh folk dance, the Heritage of the Great Steppe is a deeply melodious and elegant philosophical observation.

A Fuego Lento and Love Fear Loss
A Fuego Lento and Love Fear Loss celebrate the neoclassical choreography of Ricardo Amarante. A Fuego Lento explores those first feelings of anxiety and emotion born from the discovery of love. It is rooted in seduction, and in strong tango rhythms, presenting passion in each step.

Love Fear Loss is inspired by the extraordinary life and music of the French singer Edith Piaf. The ballet features a series of pas de deux, with dancers following the emotional journey of a relationship, experiencing love, fear and loss. Performed to solo piano, the lyrics and voice of Piaf transport the audience through the life of each couple.