The "Kazakhstan Astana Ballet
Gala" – a performance featuring classical, modern and traditional dance Friday 14 September and Saturday 15 September, at 8 pm Grimaldi Forum Monaco - Salle des Princes
The "Astana Ballet" theatre is
presenting its show "Kazakhstan Astana Ballet Gala" featuring the
fairy-tale "Heritage of the Great Steppe" as well as the neoclassical
style one-act ballets "Love. Fear. Loss" and "A Fuego Lento."
"The Heritage of the Great Steppe"
consists of traditional folk dances, the harmonious encounter between
ethnographic knowledge and the works of contemporary choreographers, combining
various artistic processes, in which the inimitable character of the national
dance asserts itself.
Choreographer Ricardo Amarante's ballet
"Love. Fear. Loss" revolves around three duets, each of which
expresses a feeling that is indissolubly linked to the life of Edith Piaf. This mini-show reflects the atmosphere
of the singer's love and tragedy.
The sounds of the grand piano and the
beauty of the dance movements fill the whole stage, as if repeating the motto
of the great E. Piaf, "Nothing should distract the audience."
Each number in the one-act ballet "A Fuego Lento"
(choreographer: Ricardo Amarante)
is a danced fantasy that is reminiscent of tango, in which emotion vies with virtuosity
of technique and spectacular sequences of movements and silhouettes. This ballet captures the fiery essence
of the most sensual of dances, the tango.
Duration 1 hour 45 mins