Denis Ten to perform to Dimash’s song at show in Astana

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07 June, 2018, 15:05 1202
Denis Ten to perform to Dimash’s song at show in Astana

Following the tradition, Kazakhstan’s figure skater Denis Ten and world figure skating stars will present a grandiose project to residents and guests of Astana.

On June 9, a grandiose ice show ‘Denis ten and friends’ will be held in the capital. The show will be participated by 17 figure skaters, among them well-known athletes as Carolina Kostner, Elena Radionova, Yan Han, Jeremy Abbott and other, BNews.kz correspondent reports.

An author program is being developed jointly with Canadian ice dancer and choreographer Shae-Lynn Bourne, and the performance will be accompanied by Kazakhstan’s dance and symphony orchestra. The capital ice palace Barys Arena was chosen as a venue that fits more than 11.5 thousand people.

The ice show of Denis Ten was created five years ago. Over these years, the figure skater’s performance gathered tens of thousands of Kazakhstan citizens. Foreigners also arrive to see the program. Only in 2015, 500 tourists from Japan arrived Kazakhstan to see the performance of Denis Ten. The show was beloved by lovers of the sport that Japanese shot a documentary about the project. Also, Japan expressed intention to acquire the rights to broadcast the performance.

“In 2013 we had the first show and had the first effect. There was a huge media resonance among the supporters of figure skating. It is expected that about 100 tourists from abroad will arrive in our country. There will be many people from Russia, Japan, Israel, Korea, China. In the present year, the show is tined to the 20th anniversary of the capital. I am sure that the show will be go at a high level. There will be many theatre plays, videos, innovative, technical elements, live music, Olympic programs. The project will be bright and memorable,” said Denis Ten.

The figure skater also told that the spectators of the show could witness the performance in which he will skate to the song of well-known Kazakhstan’s singer Dimash Kudaibergen.

“This year I and Dimash made a joint project. I had a program to his song. He specially recorded a track for my performance. It was planned that I would demonstrate it in a free program of the Olympic Games in South Korea, but, as you know, unfortunately, there was a failure, and I could not fulfill the idea. Therefore, I will have an opportunity to demonstrate the Olympic program as part of the show,” said the bronze winner of the Olympic Games in Sochi.

The bronze winner of 2014 Olympics, 2012 world champion and five-time champion of Europe Carolina Kostner acknowledged that she was happy to take part in Kazakhstan’s project once again.

She said that she was very happy to be a part of the show. She says we have a beautiful sport and it is nice to share colours with people. It is not her first visit to Kazakhstan and she is happy to observe the development of figure skating in Kazakhstan.  

Also, the spectators will have a chance to see the performance of the winner of 2015 and 2016 European Championships, Russian Elena Radionova.

“I love Kazakhstan very much. Firstly I arrived here to Denis Ten’s show. I take part in the show for the second time. Of course, I have brilliant impressions related to Kazakhstan. Firstly they relate to the Universiade in Almaty, where I won. I feel happy visiting Kazakhstan, because people here are hospitable and kind and everything is at a high level. I wait for the show so much,” said Elena Radionova.