Assel Kusainova and Serik Nakyspekov in Flames of Paris

Assel Kusainova and Serik Nakyspekov in Flames of Paris. Music by Boris Asafyev, choreography by Vasily Vainonen. Shot on 22.5.2016, Astana Opera Ballet Gala.

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Assel Kusainova (Kz. Әсел Құсайынова, Rus. Асель Кусаинова) Flames of Paris

Assel Kusainova and Serik Nakyspekov in Flames of Paris

Serik Nakyspekov (Kz. Серік Нақысбеков, Rus Серик Накыспеков) in Flames of Paris

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Assel Kusainova (Kz. Әсел Құсайынова, Rus. Асель Кусаинова)

Serik Nakyspekov (Kz. Серік Нақысбеков, Rus Серик Накыспеков)  is soloist with Astana Opera Ballet. He was born in Almaty. In 2000 she graduated from A.V. Seleznev College of Choreography and in 2006 – from Kazakh National Academy of Arts as a teacher-choreographer. Since 2000 she is a soloist of K. Baiseitova National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Since 2013 she is a soloist of Astana Opera.

Flames of Paris (Russian: Пла́мя Пари́жа) is a full-length ballet in four acts, choreographed by Vasily Vainonen to music by Boris Asafyev based on songs of the French Revolution. The libretto by Nicolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev was adapted from a book by Felix Gras. It was premiered at the Kirov Theatre in Leningrad on 7 November 1932, with Natalia Dudinskaya as Mireille de Poitiers, Vakhtang Chabukiani as Jérôme, Olga Jordan as Jeanne, Nina Anisimova as Thérèse, and Konstantin Sergeyev as Mistral. The conductor was Yuri Fayer. The Bolshoi Ballet premiered the full work on 6 July 1933 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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