29.10.2018 | The ten-day festival of creative youth «ZhasSTAR» ended with the most iconic ballet of the planet «Swan Lake».

The ballet performance  «Swan Lake» by P. Tchaikovsky became an ornament of the International Festival of Creative Youth  «ZhasSTAR». The main parts were performed by outstanding masters of the world scene – Semen Chudin and Nina Kaptsova. The project was implemented by the Foundation of the First President in cooperation with the ArtClassic company.

The participants of the «ZhasSTAR» festival organized by the Foundation of the First President also received a unique opportunity to attend the lessons of outstanding masters. The premiere and prima ballerinas of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia held a master class «The World Heritage of Classical Dance. Technique performance».

A cultural and educational event for the promising and talented youth of the country brought together several thousand participants. For them, famous figures in the sphere of art held creative meetings and master classes in painting, digital technologies, choreography, cinema, and music.

The international festival of creative youth «ZhasSTAR» opened with a large-scale creative event – the II Republican contest of traditional performers «Köspendiler аueni», thanks to which for three days the guests of the festival «ZhasSTAR» could enjoy the masterpieces of Kazakh folk musical culture, be inspired by the immortal melodies of our classics.

The honorary guests at the opening of the IX International Festival of Creative Youth «ZhasSTAR» were: Soviet and Kazakh theater and film actor, producer, scriptwriter, teacher – legendary Asanali Ashimov, who congratulated the audience on the beginning of the festival and thanked the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Foundation for fulfilling an important mission to identify and support of talented young citizens of Kazakhstan. People’s Artist of Kazakhstan – Nagima Eskaliyeva, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Asylbek Ensepov, famous Zhamila Serkebayeva, Kazakhstan singer – Medeu Arynbayev.

Dariga Nazarbayeva congratulated the participants and guests of the «ZhasSTAR» Festival:

– I am glad that the festival has become a good tradition of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy and that the festival continues to live. This is important for young creative people and for Kazakhstani culture in general. Legendary names, famous and popular cultural figures and young talents, hundreds of new friends, the joy of communication and an incredible huge field of positive energy – these are the words that can briefly characterize this festival, which has become a truly memorable cultural event in our country’s life. The festival always attracts the attention of representatives of the widest audience. Apart from the fact that new interesting programs were created, masters were invited, whose names sound loudly and proudly around the world, as part of the festival exhibitions, creative meetings, master classes were held – all that will create conditions for the emergence of a lively dialogue, which will reveal the creative potential of future Kazakhstan stars, the deputy of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan noted.

Within the framework of the festival, a competition of young artists was held, which allowed to unite in the gallery the work of various trends and techniques. More than 80 young artists submitted applications for participation in the competition, more than 50 were selected. For six months they worked on the topic, answering a whole range of questions: What does a modern artist dream of? What does she think about modern social problems? What is the challenge to society today?

The international competition of young artists and the exhibition of their works were called «Energy. Youth. Art».

According to the results of the competition, artist Bauyrzhan Zhetpisaliyev took the first place for the work entitled  «Мangilik El» made of silver. The second place is Rauan Suleymenov, for his work «The Tram of Dreams», the Picture  «New Melody» by the author Almas Nurgozhayev, closes the top three.

For the first time in the framework of «ZhasSTAR» festival was held the modern drama «Drama.KZ». Olzhas Zhanaydarov, a Russian playwright, writer, journalist who told students about contemporary drama, told the participants the secrets of the success of his career and the intricacies of his profession.

Also at the site of the International Festival, participants got acquainted with innovative solutions in animation, in creating 3D sculptures, helping to see the details,  «enter» the picture, see the work from all sides, and «revitalize» the paintings of famous and young artists.  Doctor of Technical Sciences Daulet Akhmedov shared his knowledge in the field of new technologies. The theme «Living Picture: Technique and Stages, Music and Other Nuances» was opened by Murat Yeraliyev, General Producer of the «ROX Production» studio.

The world famous figure skater Alexei Yagudin became one of the main guests of the Festival. He held a master class for young athletes in Almaty. The titled athlete shared his skills in the Halyk Arena complex. Two hours later, the younger group of Almaty figure skaters, along with training sessions, learned how to perform complex jumps. Alexey Yagudin explained the subtleties of ice skill to the guys.

Also the creative meeting of youth with the figure skater took place. Alexey Yagudin shared his success story with lovers of his work. After the meeting, fans got an autograph from the hands of their idol and took photos for memory.

Kazakhstan youth visited a master-class of a cameraman and director Aziz Zhanbakiyev. During the week he shared with the students the secrets of cinema and told how to get rid of cliches, to become free from conjuncture.

Sergey Yekimov – composer, conductor, at the festival held a series of master classes on contemporary choral art. Summing up the lessons with the students was a gala concert. The guests were presented a large program of works by St. Petersburg composers. Sergey Yekimov congratulated the audience on the completion of the festival and thanked the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for fulfilling an important mission to identify and support talented young citizens of Kazakhstan.

On the eve of the year of youth in Kazakhstan, the largest educational and cultural event of the Festival «ZhasSTAR» was attended by more than five thousand active children. Over the history of its existence, the project of the Foundation has become a truly unique platform for interaction and exchange of experience between recognized cultural and art workers with the promising generation of Kazakhstan.

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