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Gala Ballet

2018 / 2019                 Main Hall                  the 6th Season

2 June * Sunday * 6.00 pm



2018 / 2019                 Main Hall                  the 6th Season

2 June * Sunday * 6.00 pm




On 2 June 2019, a grand Gala Ballet will take place in the Main Hall.

The extensive two-part programme includes pas de deux from classical ballets, miniatures by contemporary Kazakhstani and foreign choreographers and Raimondo Rebeck’s one-act ballet How Long is Now?, performed by the Astana Opera ballet dancers.

The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arman Urazgaliyev, will accompany the concert.

Artistic Director of the Ballet Company: Altynai Asylmuratova, People’s Artist of Russia.



  1. Riccardo Drigo. Pas de deux from Harlequinade. Choreography by Marius Petipa. Performed by Shugyla Adepkhan and Serik Nakyspekov
  2. Kuat Shildebayev. Tamyr. Choreography by Anvara Sadykova. Performed by Sultanbek Gumar
  3. Adolphe Adam. Pas de deux from Le Corsaire. Choreography by Marius Petipa. Performed by Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Anel Rustemova, Yerkin Rakhmatullayev and Daler Zaparov
  4. Georges Bizet. Duet from Carmen. Choreography by Roland Petit. Performed by Honoured Workers of Kazakhstan Gaukhar Ussina and Rustem Seitbekov
  5. Ludwig Minkus. Indian Dance from La Bayadère. Choreography by Marius Petipa. Performed by Nazira Zayetova, Bostan Kozhabekov, Daniyar Zhumatayev and ballet dancers
  6. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Duet from Scheherazade. Choreography by Mikhail Fokine, reconstruction by Andris Liepa. Performed by Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Serik Nakyspekov
  7. Ludwig Minkus. Grand Pas from Don Quixote. Choreography by Marius Petipa. Performed by Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Aigerim Beketayeva, Arman Urazov and ballet dancers


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Raimondo Rebeck’s one-act ballet How Long is Now? is a philosophical reflection on time and its specific moments.

How long can Now last at different moments of life? It seems to the one who is in love that a kiss is as long as eternity, and the memories of suffering can last forever or disappear without a trace... Time flows differently for a person who is painfully passing away, and for people who love this person.

Today is tomorrow’s Yesterday, because what has just happened, immediately becomes the past. Thus, you can answer the question “How long is Now?”, as the White Rabbit answered a similar question of Alice, the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, “Now, like Forever, sometimes lasts just one second”.

In Raimondo Rebeck’s ballet, three pairs of ballet dancers will illustrate the different stages of a person’s life. By means of art of dance, the talented choreographer makes an original attempt to investigate time, its flow and perception.

Music by Max Richter, Harry Escott, Ezio Bosso, Olafur Arnalds and Ludovico Einaudi, who gained special acclaim for his soundtrack to the film The Intouchables, as well as by Les Tambours du Bronx (“the Drums of the Bronx”) percussion band.


Choreography: Raimondo Rebeck

Scenography (to the sketches by R.Rebeck): Victor Carare

Lighting Design: Carlo Cerri

Costume Design (to the sketches by R.Rebeck): Arassel Dosmuratova



Time                Arman Urazov

Youth               Nazira Zayetova / Aibar Toktar

Adulthood       Aigerim Beketayeva, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan / Olzhas Tarlanov

Maturity          Mariko Kitamura / Tair Gatauov, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan /

                        Assel Shaikenova / Rustem Seitbekov, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan



Raimondo Rebeck (Germany) is a well-known ballet master, teacher, choreographer and winner of prestigious national and international ballet competitions. As a guest choreographer, he has worked with ballet companies around the world.

He has collaborated with such renowned choreographers and artists as Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, Rudolf Nureyev, Yvette Chauviré, Altynai Asylmuratova, Hans Van Manen, Jiří Kylián, Angelin Preljocaj, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Mauro Bigonzetti and others. Since 2014, he has been Artistic Director and Choreographer with the NRW Juniorballet Dortmund.



Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval


Management reserves the right to substitute performers