Sultan Beibars Astana Ballet in Almaty

The venue of the Astana Ballet tour: Almaty Theatre, Almaty, Medeu district, Al-Farabi 30

Music: Khamit Shangaliyev and Alibek Alpiyev

Libretto: Bakhyt Kairbekov, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan

Choreographer-director: Mukaram Avakhri, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan

Choreographer-director's assistant: Aizhan Zhunissova

Set Designer: Leonid Basin

Costume Designer: Asya Solovieva

Lighting Designer: Arsenia Safiullina

 

The ballet "Sultan Beibars" is a remarkably beautiful, strikingly exciting story about the dizzying path to the heights of fame and power. This path always requires sacrifice in the name of serving higher goals.

The fate of a man who went from a warrior slave (Mamluk) to a powerful ruler of the most powerful state in the Middle East in the 13th century is surprising and contradictory. Sultan Beibars, earned the names "Abul-Futukh" ("Father of Victories") and "Rukn-ad-din" ("Support of Faith"). Born in the Desht-i-Kipchak steppes, Beibars I forever entered world history as a great commander who dispelled the myth of the invincibility of the Mongol horde. Many legends about Beibars have survived, there are many versions of the story about the dizzying life of the Sultan, but they all agree on one thing: throughout his life he will retain in his soul a nostalgic love for his historical homeland - the Kypchak steppe.

Spectacular crowd scenes and rich costumes, artistic means with fantasy elements of mysticism create a full sense of the superreality of what is happening on the stage.