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More than 8 thousand cultural and sports events held within Expo-2017 in Astana — A. Raimkulova

24 November 2017, 12:21
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Today, at the press conference in the press center of the Government, Vice Minister of Culture and Sports, Aktoty Raimkulova and First Deputy Director of Astana Opera theatre, Toleubek Alpiyev told about the cultural events held within the framework of Expo-2017.

As A. Raimkulova noted, on the instruction of the Head of State, the Ministry of Culture and Sports developed the Complex Program of Cultural, Entertainment and Sporting Events of the International Specialized Exhibition Expo-2017, which was successfully implemented.

"The Ministry of Culture and Sports jointly with Astana Expo-2017 and the capital's akimat organized and held in Astana more than 8 thousand (8460) cultural and sports events of different genres with the participation of leading Kazakhstani and foreign creative teams, masters of culture and sports, as well as talented young people of Kazakhstan," A. Raimkulova said.

At the same time, more than 31 thousand events were held in the regions of the country, as well as Culture Days of all regions and cities of Almaty and Astana were organized in the capital.

The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan presented large-scale and unique exposition. At the expense of the Egyptian side, an international exhibition of archaeological items of Ancient Egypt was held. The International exhibition "Sultan Baybars and his era" was organized from the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art (Cairo, Egypt). For the first time, the international exhibition of the museum "The Terracotta Army of the Emperor Qin Shihuandi" was held in the country. Also, the National Museum opened the International Exhibition of Weapons Art from the funds of the State Hermitage Museum. In total, during the Expo-2017, the National Museum was visited by more than 300 thousand people.

Another important image project was the XIII Eurasia International Film Festival, which was held with the participation of Kazakhstani and Hollywood stars, Oscar, Golden Globe and Cesar award winners Nicolas Cage, Adrian Brody and John Malkovich.

"By the way, A. Brody and J. Malkovich continue to actively cooperate today and represent the multifaceted culture of Kazakhstan at the presentations of the exhibition in Los Angeles, at the Carnegie Hall Theater, etc.," the Vice Minister said.

At the Astana Ballet Theater, Astana Opera, Kazakhstan Central Exhibition Hall, the “Eurasian Dance Festival” International Festival of Ballet Art was held with participation of the Korean Universal Ballet Company, Bad Boys of Dance from the USA, the Astana Opera Ballet Company, Astana Ballet, as well as leading soloists of the world ballet.

"Cultural program Expo-2017" comprehensively and fully demonstrated the achievements of culture and art of the people of Kazakhstan. A special place in the complex program was given to events that reveal the history, culture and traditions of the Kazakh people," A. Raimkulova summed up.

More than 8 thousand cultural and sports events held within Expo-2017 in Astana — A. Raimkulova
More than 8 thousand cultural and sports events held within Expo-2017 in Astana — A. Raimkulova