This short weekend marks the beginning of the year's second half, with the first days of July promising an exploration of art and music. In Astana, a reimagined rendition of a timeless love story will grace the stage, while Almaty will reverberate with a night of rave sound experiments.
Find out about these and more events in the list by QazMonitor below.
Kozy Korpesh – Bayan Sulu ballet
The timeless tale of Kozy Korpesh and Bayan Sulu, a love story reenvisioned by Ukrainian ballet master Georgiy Kovtun, blooms once again. This rendition blends the grace of Kazakh folk dance with the artistry of contemporary ballet, retelling the old narrative of love and hatred, life and death.
Date: July 1, 6:00 p.m.
Address: Astana Ballet, Uly Dala Avenue 43
Ironman triathlon race
This Saturday, Astana welcomes over a thousand athletes from all over the globe who gather to push their endurance to the limits. In marathon races, it's not just about the distance, whether it's 42.2 km of running, 180 km of cycling, or even the exhausting 3.8 km of swimming – it’s a profound exploration of inner reservoirs of strength and self-discovery.
Date: July 1-2
Address: Astana Triathlon Park
Entrance: ₸205,000-₸274,000 (athlete fee)
ŞU ŞAŞU night of experimental sound
This Saturday, get ready to be immersed in a captivating dialogue of land- and soundscapes at the bULt rave space. Talented artists such as Kokonja, Lovozero, and Acell will harmonize their mesmerizing music with the vibrant installations by Sasha Cherezova, Polina Zolotukhina, and klad mineralov, creating a night of pure experimental rave.
Date: July 1, 8:00 p.m.
Address: bULt club, Kurmangazy Street 185/1
Surrealistic Illusions art exhibition by Mariya Li
Mariya Li's works delve into a surrealism that transcends the boundaries of human will and consciousness. In her exploration, she intertwines art and science, infusing her creations with a scientific element that guides one through her shifting art realms.
Date: until July 20
Address: Almaty Gallery, Dostyk Avenue 44