"Carmen Suite" with a world ballet star

On April 1 and 2, 2023, the most prominent star of modern and classical ballet, principal dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre, etoile of the La Scala Theatre, People’s Artist of Russia Svetlana Zakharova will perform on the stage of the Astana Ballet Theatre for the first time as part of the Ballet Globe festival. She will come to Astana with her iconic role of Carmen from the “Carmen Suite” ballet and perform together with the dancers of the Astana Ballet Theatre, accompanied by a live orchestra!

The audience will have a chance to enjoy the masterpiece by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin in the iconic production by the Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso with the participation of the best dancers of the world – the “Carmen Suite” ballet. The roles of the proud Jose and the passionate Torero will be performed by the principal dancers of the Bolshoi Theatre Denis Savin and Artemy Belyakov.

In addition, the “Falling Angels” ballet will be presented. This is one of the most famous works of the Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián, included in the “Black and White Ballets” program, which has been shown on the best stages of the world for more than 30 years.

The symbiosis of Jiří Kylian’s choreography and Stephen Reich’s drum composition resulted in a delightful flight of eight ballerinas. The choreographer himself says the following words about his ballet: “Falling Angels is a ballet about our profession”. It is worth noting that his work is distinguished by extraordinary musicality, monochrome aesthetics, and world-class level of performance. Kylian’s ballet is a whirlwind of emotions: it gives shivers from sensuality and amazing plastique.