XIV National Delphic Games begin in Astana
On September 13-17, the XIV National Delphic Games "SILK WAY CREATIVE GAMES" will be held in Astana. This was announced by the head of the Department for the development of Culture and Art of the capital's Department of Culture Akerke Zhumanbayeva at a briefing of the Communications Service of Astana, the correspondent of MIA "Kazinform" reports.
According to A. Zhumanbayeva, from April 30 to September 5, the National Delphic Committee held regional qualifying rounds, following which the strongest talents of the country's regions were identified and regional teams were formed to participate in the National Delphic Games. This year, the National Games will be held in Kazakhstan for the 14th time, in Astana for the 4th time.
"The games will be held in 14 competitive nominations in two age categories – 10-15 years and 16-25 years. Participants will compete in piano, violin, academic singing, folk instruments, folk song, folk dance, modern dance, photography, fashion design, art reading, theater art, fine arts, decorative and applied arts, singing in sign language," A. Zhumanbayeva said.
According to her, 500 contestants from 17 regions of Kazakhstan are expected to take part in the Games. The winners will represent the country at the upcoming International Delphic Games on October 6-10, 2023 in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
The speaker also said that participants from several regions have already arrived in Astana. Dance competitions and other competitions will be held today at 18:00 in the Zhastar Palace.
On September 14, at 14:00, a Strategic session in the DELIVERY UNIT format "Adal Azamat" will be held in the city House of Friendship. Frankenstein or a national idea?" with the participation of public figures, deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of the International Delphic Committee, cultural figures from all regions of the country, a special guest – a professor of Turkish music at the Istanbul Conservatory.
Also tomorrow at 19:00 there will be a grand opening ceremony of the Games at the Zhastar Palace, where winners of different years and stars of the Kazakh pop will perform.
On September 15-16, from 10:00 in the competition days, the nominations "Pop Singing" and "Sign Singing" will be held in the Zhastar Palace, competitions of performers of folk and modern dances, as well as in the category "folk instruments and singing" will begin in the Al-Farabi Palace of Schoolchildren.
On September 15, at 10:00, competitive performances will begin on the stage of the M.Utemisov Palace of Schoolchildren – youth theaters will present their competitive works, as well as the audience will be able to see performances by masters of artistic reading.
On September 16, at 19:00, the Games will end with a Gala concert of the winners, where members of the National Delphic team – winners of the XIV National Games will perform.
Source: translation of the original text, https://www.inform.kz/ru/xiv-nacional-nye-del-fiyskie-igry-nachinayutsya-v-astane_a4111155