234th Season

Main Stage

20 July
2016 | Wednesday
An evening of one-act ballets: "Cleopatra" "Gaia" performed by Astana Opera and Ballet Theatre
Artists Credits
Ballet company
Cast to be announced

one act ballet

Music by Maurice Ravel 
Choreography and libretto by Nikolai Markelov 
Set Designer: Sergei Novikov 
Costume Designer: Anna Yakuschenko 
Lighting Designer: Igor Tupikin 
Video Designer: Kirill Malovichko

one act ballet

Music by Hekel Tavares 
Choreographer, Costume Designer and Lighting Designer: Ricardo Amarante 
Assistant Choreographer: Kazbek Akhmediarov



The programme of Astana Ballet’s tour includes the company’s recent premieres – Cleopatra by Russian choreographer Nikolai Markelov to music by Maurice Ravel and a work by the Royal Ballet of Flanders’ soloist Brazilian Riccardo Amarante – the ballet Gaia to music by his compatriot the composer Hekel Tavares. In Cleopatra the guests from Astana will present the story of the struggle of the Egyptian Queen for power. The absence of men in the company was dictated by the stage director’s choice of the direction of the production – the competition between two sisters for the throne of Egypt. The main theme of Gaia (the Goddess of the Earth in Ancient Greece) emerged as thoughts about the unity of the elements that form life on our planet: earth, water, wind, fire and forests are the protagonists of this production.

Age category 6+

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