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Ballet evening: Gala Ballet / How Long is Now?

2021 / 2022                 Main Hall                    the 9th Season

5 October * Tuesday * 7:00 pm

6 October * Wednesday * 7:00 pm

 

BALLET EVENING

Gala Ballet

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How Long is Now?

One-act ballet by Raimondo Rebeck

 

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

 

The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Arman URAZGALIYEV.

Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company: Altynai ASYLMURATOVA, People’s Artist of Russia.

 

PROGRAMME

A. Adam. Trio from Le Corsaire. Choreography by M. Petipa

Anel RUSTEMOVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan,

Yerkin RAKHMATULLAYEV, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan,

Olzhas TARLANOV

 

L. Minkus. Gypsy dance from Don Quixote. Choreography by M. Petipa

Natalya KONDYA, Kuat KARIBAYEV and ballet dancers

 

R. Drigo. Pas de deux from Harlequinade. Choreography by M. Petipa

Shugyla ADEPKHAN, Serik NAKYSPEKOV

 

Duet from The Call of the Steppe to music by R. Gaisin. Choreography by P. de Bana

Anastasia ZAKLINSKAYA, Daler ZAPAROV

 

A. Adam. Pas d'esclave from Le Corsaire. Choreography by M. Petipa

Moldir SHAKIMOVA, Aibar TOKTAR

 

Steppe Sons Qorqyt. Choreography by A. Sadykova

Yerkezhan ZHUNUSSOVA, Sultanbek GUMAR

 

L. Minkus. Grand Pas from Don Quixote. Choreography by M. Petipa

Anel RUSTEMOVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan,

Bakhtiyar ADAMZHAN, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan, ballet dancers

 

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How long is now?

One-act ballet

 

Choreography: Raimondo Rebeck

Scenography (to the sketches by Raimondo Rebeck): Victor Carare

Lighting Design: Carlo Cerri

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

 

The ballet How Long is Now? by the German choreographer R. Rebeck is a philosophical reflection on time and its distinct 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.

The ballet features 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.

 

ROLES AND PERFORMERS:

Time –   Arman URAZOV

Youth –   Shugyla ADEPKHAN, Aibar TOKTAR (5.10)

                            Bakytgul ISPANOVA, Daniyar ZHUMATAYEV (first performance) (6.10)

Adulthood –   Anastasia ZAKLINSKAYA (first performance) / Olzhas TARLANOV

Maturity –    Moldir SHAKIMOVA, Rustem SEITBEKOV, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan (5.10) /  Adelina TULEPOVA, Daler ZAPAROV (first performance) (6.10)

 

BALLET DANCERS, SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE ASTANA OPERA HOUSE

 

Running time – 1 hour 30 minutes

 

Management reserves the right to substitute performers