A Street Dance, Choreographic Festival, Kumys Festival, Kites Festival and 30 couples marriage on the Day of the Capital
About Street Dance in Astana
Street Dance Session-2016 International Festival has been held. 700 dancers competed for the title of the best in the main square within two days. The event timed to the celebration of the Day of the Capital was attended by hundreds of spectators. Competitions are held in the form of team and individual performances in several areas of modern street dance. There was an incredible atmosphere on the dance floor, as well as in the viewers sector. Children and adults, boys and girls were competing with each other to the stirring music. Spectators also could not resist dancing to hip-hop tracks. The judges of the competition were such well-known choreographers, as the French hip-hop and house dancer Yugson, American choreographer Ade Willis, one of the best in the world Korean popping performer Dokyun, one of the most famous dancer in waacking style Chrissy Chou from Taiwan, the winner of multiple dancehall competitions Nora, as well as one of the best krumpling performers of Kazakhstan and the CIS countries Lil Stagekilla. "The festival is held in Astana for the 7th year. It brings together dancers of all ages and all levels: both beginners and professionals. Our festival lasts for 4 days. The first day is a qualifying round, the second includes workshops where eminent judges provide classes, the next two days are finals in categories such as hip-hop, waacking, house, dance hall, krump, popping, clocking etc. Tomorrow the finals among professionals will take place, but today there is final for children" - said the Manager for External Relations of the Festival, Adiya Rakhmzhan.
The prize fund of the competition will constitute more than 2 million 500 thousand tenge with the grand prize of 1 million tenge. Several categories are provided in each area; therefore, the battle for prizes is open for participation of dancers of all ages and all levels. International Street Dance Session is one of the brightest events of the capital. Over the past seven years, guests of the festival were the dancers and choreographers, who starred in the famous "Step Up" movie, participated in "Dancing" and "Star of the Dance Floor" TV shows, as well as were the architects of street dancing culture and collaborated with stars such as Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber. 1 million KZT at the festival of Street Dance won the group from Almaty "FINEX Project". Nikita Polikarpov, a member of Project Phoenix: " It was a long-awaited victory, we walked a very long time for this. We stand for the second time here. The subjects had to show how performance will-clear, and spent a synchronous, energetic. And this time we decided to take a chance and use props: basketballs. We areas the saying goes, pulled the lucky ticket".
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