A national celebration with a swift and massive production
Kazakh President Nazarbaev and the Ministry of Culture commissioned Balich Wonder Studio the historical national celebration for the 550th Anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate. Balich Wonder Studio embraced the challenge to create in less than six weeks a lavish live show to experience the visual and emotional history of the “Eternal Country” reaching an outstanding achievement in such short time.
The group of international professionals from Balich Wonders Studio managed to stage a show that involved 5,000 characters played by the best actors and dancers of the nation; an artistic cast composed of 3,600 performers supported by the most modern technologies, such as Video surround, to wrap the audience into an unforgettable view and the Scene Sound, a specifically produced soundtrack full of unique music, poems, weaving modern pop songs and folk melodies.
The outstanding ceremony took place at the newly-built Barys Ice Arena in Astana for an exclusive audience, in which the Presidents of fellow countries unveiled for the first time all the history of Kazakhstan, traditions and innovation, starting from the book of its President Nursulan Abishevich Nazarbayev “Tarikh Tolkynda”.
Thus a great scenic architecture was built, consisting of two large circles, representing the Sky and the Earth. A book narrating the history of the great steppe where the eternal Kazakhstan throve, stood in the midst. The scene evoked an immense Yurta, home of the Nomads in which they used to gather to tell stories handing down their identity as a people. Besides the great book, two immense extensions, transforming the whole scene in the grand eagle with spread wings, the national symbol.
“Mangilik El” was not only a beautiful and touching celebration, but also the presentation to the whole world of the Nation that will have hosted Expo in 2017.