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Akmaral Kainazarova

 

Akmaral Kainazarova- the Honored Аrtist of the Republic of  Kazakhstan (2015),  choreographer Indian classical dance “Bharatanatyam” (Chennai) magistr of choreghrapher (Astana), the   winner of Gold medal and title Champion of the World – 2003  in Hollywood, USA in nomination “ethnic dance” at Seventh World Championship of performing arts. In the year 2004 Akmaral became the first member from Kazakhstan at the International Dance Council (CID) within the UNESCO in Paris (2004) the founder of the  “Centre for Indian Classical Dances, Almaty-Kazakhstan” (2006, (www.indiandance.kz), which is the only in Kazakhstan and entire Central Asia received highest Grand Prix Award (Poland, 2015).

 

  Akmaral successfully completed her studies in Indian classical dance Bharathanatyam at the College of fine arts “Kalakshetra” (Chennai) as ICCR student; at the Nalanda Dance Research Center, University of Mumbai - was awarded by Diploma in Indian art.   In 2011  Akmaral completed MA Bharathanatyam in the Department of Indian music,  Madras University (Chennai, India) as ICCR student . She also completed PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy at Sanskrit department, Madras University. In 2013 Akmaral was admitted for the eight years dance course on Indian classical dance Kathak  at  “Prayag Sangeet Samiti” University (Allahabad, India).

 

Akmaral Kainazarova was born on June 2, 1970 in the city of Alma-Ata. With a gold medal I have left secondary school No. 56 with a mathematical bias. In school days I was a correspondent of the Moscow radio newspaper "Pionerskaya Zorka" and the Almaty newspaper "Druzhnye Rebyata". In 1987 I have arrived on faculty of journalism KAZGU of S.M. Kirov from which I had graduated in 1992 with the diploma with honors. During study actively cooperated with the Ogni Alatau newspaper whether conducted transfers on the Kazakh television to "Admirers of the Indian cinema" and "You know India?", I directed troupe of the Indian dance "Shanti" at KAZGU. 

In 1993 by the invitation of the government of India became the first student from Kazakhstan for vocational education to the Indian classical dance.

 

  Akmaral successfully completed her studies in Indian classical dance Bharathanatyam at the College of fine arts “Kalakshetra” (Chennai) as ICCR student; at the Nalanda Dance Research Center, University of Mumbai - was awarded by Diploma in Indian art. In 2011  Akmaral completed MA Bharathanatyam in the Department of Indian music,  Madras University (Chennai, India) as ICCR student. She also completed PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy at Sanskrit department, Madras University. In 2013 Akmaral was admitted for the eight years dance course on Indian classical dance Kathak  at  “Prayag Sangeet Samiti” University (Allahabad, India).

 

As the first and only professional performer of the Indian classical dance in Kazakhstan, the name of Akmaral was recorded in to the  Golden book Almaty-2000, Kazakhstan Book of Records 2002, Kazakhstan Book of Records 2003-2005, 2006-2007, Indian Book of Records LIMCA 2006, Kazakhstan Book of Records KINES 2008 - 2011, 2010 – 2013, encyclopaedia “Who is Who in the Republic of Kazakhstan”. Her name was  included to the Anniversary release of Kazakhstan Book of Records  КINES – 2016, on occasion of the 25th years  of Kazakhstan Independence.

 

She has been honored with author’s certificate on fusion of Kazakh folk and Indian classical dances “In harmony of Kazakh-Indian rhythms” created for the first time in Kazakhstan.

 

She is an empanelled artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in New Delhi.

 

On the initiative of the Indian Embassy in Kazakhstan, Akmaral Kainazarova was twice honored  to perform Bharathanatyam to welcome the Honorable  guests from India, His Excellency, the Prime Minister of India – Shri  Atal Bihari Vajpayee (June 2002) during the CICA Summit in Almaty  and with her students for His Excellency, Vice-President of India Mr Mohammad Hamid Ansari in Astana (April 2008).

 

On  July 8th  2015 she had remarkable performance for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister of the Republic of India Shri Narendra Modi during his official visit to Kazakhstan. Performance took place in Akorda – Palace of President in Astana.

 

"Centre for  Indian Classical Dances, Almaty-Kazakhstan" on October 2016 participated in International contest  "Fiestalonia Milenio” (Spain), which this year took place in Georgia. Contest was conducted  by Spanish organizers under the patronage of the Mayor of Tbilisi city, CID UNESCO, British International Federation of  the International Contest. By the decision   of International Jury from Spain participants of category - 10-12 years became winners of the 2nd Prize Diploma. In category Solo - Akmaral Kainazarova is awarded by the 1st Prize Diploma .

 

“Centre for Indian Classical Dances, Almaty-Kazakhstan” under the guidance of Ms Akmaral has conducted a series of concert programs of Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam and Kazakh folk dance in Kazakhstan and India to commemorate the 25thAnniversary of establishment of Diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and India: Chennai, at the Rukmini Arangam Theatre in “Kalakshetra” College of Fine Arts - the best institution on Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam in India, in New Delhi at the Azad Bhawan Auditorium of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), at the concert hall of “Delhi Karnataka Sangha” in New Delhi.

 

On September 2017 Akmaral conducted Bharatanatyam concerts and lecture-demonstrations in California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, Hindu Temple and Community Center in Sunnyvale (CA), Hindu Temple in Los Angeles, Berkeley Yoga Center (CA), for Radio program  in San Jose (CA).

In November 2017 “Centre for Indian Classical Dances, Almary-Kazakhstan” the intellectual educational SPIC MACAY program from India started new chapter in Kazakhstan Almaty.

 

On December 10, 2008 the Ministry of culture and information of the Republic of Kazakhstan awarded Akmaral Kainazarova the honor title and medal Madeniet Kairatkeri (“Representative of Culture”). On December 15th 2015 at the President’s Palace in Astana on the event of Independence Day of Kazakhstan she was awarded the title of “Kazakhstannyn Enbek Sinirgen Kairatkeri” i.e., “Honored Worker (Artist) of the Republic of Kazakhstan” signed by President of Kazakhstan. Akmaral Kainazarova was awarded by the Gold Diploma of the International public association of charity foundations named  “Mama”.

 

"The Indian dances of Akmaral Kainazarova is the magnificent, perfect submitting art. And at the same time – something bigger. It is destiny. It is a mission. Her personal fate of the person extraordinary gifted, hardworking and purposeful, able to overcome struggles of life with grace and obstinacy of the fallow deer doomed to stride in the world of weak-sighted contemporaries. And it is her chosenness from millions of millions of people for confirmation of deep, indissoluble spiritual relationship of the people of northern India and Central Asia.

As well as it is necessary to the person elected by destiny for the Renaissance act, Akmaral not only the gifted performer. She is a serious researcher of the Indian dancing culture and the mentor-teacher in high, classical sense of a word, the real guru for the pupils and followers.

What prevails in Akmaral's phenomenon – the Turkic or Indian beginning? Search of the answer to this question is represented so optional and unpromising, as well as attempts to define an ethnic author's dominant in creative synthesis of creators of TajMahal. The ancient Indian dance "Bharatnatyam" performed by Akmaral and work of creators of Taj Mahal – for me the phenomenon of one order", – the famous culturologist, the diplomat and the public figure Murat Auezov in the book "Times binding thread" concludes.

A. Kainazarova makes a big contribution to spiritual improvement of Kazakhstan citizens, strengthening of cultural ties between Kazakhstan and India, development of classical Indian art in Kazakhstan and in Central Asia. Her creative activity is widely consecrated with mass media in Kazakhstan and abroad.