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Theatre Astana Musical, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, presents „Kyz Zhibek“, a musical performance based on the Kazakh lyric epic of the same name.

The director and the author of the project is the artistic director of the Astana Musical Theatre and general director of the State concert organization „Kazakhconcert“, Askhat Mayemirov, a well-respected figure in Kazakhstan. The folk-ethnographic ensemble „Astana sazy“ takes part in the performance.

The legend of Kyz-Zhibek, a silk girl, is a gem of the Kazakh epic tradition. Heroes of the tragedy „Kyz Zhibek“ are known to every Kazakh, just as Romeo and Juliet are known to every European. The plot is simple. A young batyr (warrior) romantic and noble Tolegen from the clan of Zhagalbaily, despite the will of his father, Zhibek from the neighboring tribe is the daughter of the head of the Syrylybai tribe. But evil forces are opposed to the aspirations of young heroes. On the way of lovers the feudal order becomes an obstacle. Tolegen is killed by his bloodthirsty rival Bekezhan, and Zhibek throws herself into the pale waters of the river Zhaik …

The theatrical production of „Kyz-Zhibek“ will arouse the interest of the foreign public, thanks to the atmosphere created in the performance of the spiritual life and life of the nomadic Kazakhs. The spectator has the opportunity to experience the charm of an original national culture, a real steppe theatre. After all, the love story of  Kyz-Zhibek and Tolegen unfolds against the backdrop of pictures of the people’s life, and images of characters are revealed through Kazakh folk songs, „kyui“ (instrumental pieces) and folk dances. The play also reproduces an „aitys“ – the traditional national competition between two „akyns“ (poet-improviser). Such poetic competitions were held during the holidays. To this day, aitys are much loved by the Kazakh people.

When the first theatres (at first dramatic, then opera) were opened in Kazakhstan  in the early 1930s, the grund was well prepared, as they were a continuation of the popular „theatrical“ tradition that had existed for centuries. The elements of the game during the aitys and other creative competitions, sophisticated spectators, high skill of the performers are all components of a real, live, full-fledged theatre. And nature provided the nomads with their very own amphitheatre: the boundless steppe, framed by snowy mountains.

The „Astana Musical“ Theatre was opened in June 2016 in Astana through the State Concert Organization „Kazakhconcert“ of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The repertoire of the theatre „Astana Musical“ is enriched with new performances, each of which becomes an event in the cultural life of the capital, brings joy to its residents and guests. From performance to performance, the skill of theatre artists is growing, as young talents love what they do and enthusiastically popularize the genre of the musical.

Tickets are availble from the Embassy by e-mailing:

artambassadeurs@gmail.com

  • Regie: A. Majemirov
  • Autor: E. Muserepov
  • Autor: E. Burislovskji
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