Sep 04 2007

Astana Day Concerts #8

Category: Kazakhstan,VideosChrisM @ 10:46 pm

Following the 11th act, we had a big group dancing. From what we could tell, it was a mixture of local teenagers and professional dancers. There were so many performers they spanned the stage to both extremes on the left and right. The drummers had been temporarily kicked off their stage-topping position, to be replaced by some more dancers, who occasionally seemed to get out of sync with each other and the music. That said, I’m pretty sure I don’t know anyone who could have done better.

The 12th act, consisting of singing in Kazakh, as well as traditional Kazakh dancing performed by dancers wearing traditional Kazakh costumes. Once again, my three word vocabulary of Kazakh did not help with the meaning of the song, but given the context (Astana Day concert) and the word Astana is clearly audible, I’m pretty sure it is safe to say it was written especially for the evening.

This is probably the longest video of them all, from after the 12th act, where we have the laser show and then some more from the aerial gymnastics team we saw a little from earlier (still no safety harness or net!),then some dancers.

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