Astana Presents MASTERPIECESNovember 5, 2019
Astana Ballet is one of the top performance theater companies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. For the first time, the theater group will be on the West Coast, featuring a world-class and diverse repertoire, set on a technically riveting stage. The program will include classic and modern dance as well as original compositions by renowned choreographers.
The evening’s performance will feature The Heritage of the Great Steppe, a Kazakh folk dance which is full of expressive music and artistic imagery. Also included will be three neoclassical one-act ballets, which include two pieces by Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante: Love Fear Loss, a ballet set to songs by Edith Piaf that focuses on Piaf’s life story; and A Fuego Lento, a ballet that uses the rhythms of a Samba and Tango to tell a story about the flush of first love. The final one-act, Love’s Lost Idols, is by New York-based choreographer Nicolo Fonte..