NUR-SULTAN – The Echo of Asia, an international annual circus festival returned to the stage of the capital’s circus after a two-year suspension caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, reported the city’s akimat (city administration).
The festival started on Aug. 10 and will last through Aug. 14.
The festival was first organized in 2007 and has proved itself as one of the most prestigious international festivals.
“The purpose of the event is to show the best achievements of art, promote circus art among the broader population, develop international relations and provide artists with the opportunity to exchange their experience,” said circus trainer and director Aigerim Tlegenova.
Best artists from 13 countries including Belarus, France, Hungary, Vietnam, Israel, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, have gathered to demonstrate their talents during two programs of the festival.
Aerial gymnasts from France and Vietnam, a famous Kazakh equestrian and acrobatic group, virtuosic jugglers, acrobats, tightrope walkers, clowns, and famous Russian air equilibrist Oleg Spigin are among the participants.
The jury will evaluate participants by their level of acting as well as their choreographic and directing work.