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Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand
Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand

With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice.

Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba
Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba

With crazy costumes, pulsating music the Rio Carnival's top performers swatted aside Zika worries to get down for the world's biggest party

Rio Carnival conquers Zika fears with repellant and samba
Killa Koly. Photo courtesy of the contest's organizers.
Kazakhstani B-Boy in Red Bull BC One Italy World Final 2015 in Rome

Kazakhstani B-Boy from Astana Nikolai Chernikov, aka Killa Kolya, took part in the Red Bull BC One Italy World Final in Rome.

Kazakhstani B-Boy in Red Bull BC One Italy World Final 2015 in Rome
Photo © Jacob Crawfurd
Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4

NoreumMachi, a South Korean musical band, is performing at Astana Opera for the first time as a part of the International Silk Way Festival.

Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4
US hero of French train attack joins 'Dancing with the Stars'
US hero of French train attack joins 'Dancing with the Stars'

National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes, has joined the cast of "Dancing with the Stars."

US hero of French train attack joins 'Dancing with the Stars'
Attitude, passion and nerves swirl at World Tango Championship
Attitude, passion and nerves swirl at World Tango Championship

Dancers in love with tango's passion bit their nails and hit the floor as more than 700 couples from far and near converged on Buenos Aires, focused on being best.

Attitude, passion and nerves swirl at World Tango Championship
Rafel Urazov and Joaquin Cortes. Photo courtesy of Rafael Urazov
Kazakhstani Rafael Urazov invited to Jaoquin Cortes' dance company

Joaquin Cortes, the King of Flamenco, has invited a Kazakh ballet dancer Rafael Urazov to join his dance company.

Kazakhstani Rafael Urazov invited to Jaoquin Cortes' dance company
Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakh music band Aldaspan. ©Nikolai Kolesnikov
Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band

Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakhstan-based Aldaspan ethnic rock band have recorded a video for their version of a well-known Kazakh folk song Kara Zhorga.

Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band
Aigerim Beketova and Yerkin Rakhmatullayev. Photo © Astana Opera/Karla Nur
Astana Opera ballet dancers to perform at Teatro alla Scala

Lead ballerina of the Astana Opera Aigerim Beketova and Yerkin Rakhmatullayev will perform on the legendary stage of the Italian Teatro alla Scala.

Astana Opera ballet dancers to perform at Teatro alla Scala
Aged 100, Australian dancer still hears call of the stage
Aged 100, Australian dancer still hears call of the stage

Starring in music videos at the age of 100, Eileen Kramer is probably the oldest working dancer and choreographer in Australia.

Aged 100, Australian dancer still hears call of the stage
Photo © Karla Nur/Astana Opera
Lavish and extravagant celebration of poetic ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai at Astana Opera

The Astana Opera is currently preparing for a grand premier of The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, a ballet inspired by Alexander Pushkin’s poem of the same title.

Lavish and extravagant celebration of poetic ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai at Astana Opera
Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of BoxingScene.com
Triple G knows how to move: Mexican style dance from Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin met media reps during his training session at Big Bear in California.

Triple G knows how to move: Mexican style dance from Gennady Golovkin
Photo © Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Astana Opera ballet company wins hearts of Italian audience

The Astana Opera ballet company has won hearts of the audience with the Gala Ballet at the Italy’s oldest theatre Carlo Felice.

Astana Opera ballet company wins hearts of Italian audience
Photo courtesy of kaz-emb.kg
Bulat Ayukhanov's dance company presents Triumph of Russian Ballet on February 5

Bulat Ayukhanov’s State Academic Dance Theatre is presenting the Greatness and Triumph of the Russian Ballet concert on February 5.

Bulat Ayukhanov's dance company presents Triumph of Russian Ballet on February 5
Photo courtesy of astanaballet.kz
Astana Ballet presents three centuries of classic choreography

The Astana ballet is presenting the premier of the From Century to Century classic ballet performance on January 28, at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana.

Astana Ballet presents three centuries of classic choreography
Madina Bassbayeva and Bakhtiyar Adamzhan (Spartacus). Photo © Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Astana Opera tours Italy with Spartacus: Tengrinews streams live

The Astana Opera ballet company from Kazakhstan is currently touring Italy.

Astana Opera tours Italy with Spartacus: Tengrinews streams live
Moldir Kassimova and Rauan Rakimzhanov. Photo form personal archives
Kazakhstani ballroom dancers win youth competition in Dubai

Kazakhstani dancers Moldir Kassimova and Rauan Rakimzhanov have won the Grand Prix of the Robin Good International Festival in Dubai.

Kazakhstani ballroom dancers win youth competition in Dubai
Photo  © Astana Opera
Astana Opera and Grigorivich present The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker will be presented on the main stage of Astana, Kazakhstan on December 25, 27, 28 and 31.

Astana Opera and Grigorivich present The Nutcracker
Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release
Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release

Taylor Swift released a danceable pop album that the beleaguered record industry hopes will be the year's top-seller.

Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release
Japanese dancer Carlotta Ikeda dies in France
Japanese dancer Carlotta Ikeda dies in France

Japanese dancer and choreographer Carlotta Ikeda has died at her home in France at the age of 73.

Japanese dancer Carlotta Ikeda dies in France