The dance ensemble of Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Petropavlovsk “Gakku” was recognized as a laureate of the 1st degree at the International competition of children and national youth creativity competition “Without Borders”.
The annual meeting is held for the 16th time in the city of St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation and is very popular among musical groups from different parts of Russia and the near abroad. This year, Kazakhstan was represented on the stage by the Gakku dance ensemble. Participants from Petropavlovsk competed with the strongest teams from Leningrad, Belgorod and Arkhangelsk regions of Russia and the Republic of Adygea and Belarus. In all, 42 teams shone on the stage.
The competition was held at the highest level. The dancing abilities of the contestants were amazing, especially the colourful costumes. “Personally, the main advantage of this evening is new acquaintances, communication with interesting people and a lot of impressions from what I saw and the pleasant atmosphere, ”said Dana Mambetova, a student of Nazarbayev Intellectual School.
Gakku dance group leaders, Rosalia Gaynanova and Victoria Tikhonkova, said that they had prepared thoroughly for the competition. As a result, their efforts were appreciated by the festival jury. They especially liked the graceful costumes and thought the dance performance was excellent.
Thanks to our participation in the 16th International contest of folk art "Without Borders" we were able to visit the historical capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. The trip was unforgettable! We were particularly impressed by city tours, struck by the Palace of Catherine and the Hermitage museum. “We have made new friends in St. Petersburg, I hope that the locations of our performances will expand, and we will see other cities and visit different countries,” says Isa Iseneeva.
The ensemble was awarded a diploma for the preservation and development of folk dance for the performance of their Kazakh dance "Kara Zhorzha".