DANCE OF MEN
The short film debuted on NOWNESS ASIA as an art project reflecting on Yerbolat Tolepbay’s artistic path.
A close-up of the Kazakhstani artist brings into light a series of flashbacks and reflections on his mind-twisting works. He shares the secrets behind his interdisciplinary approach, which is borrowed from his native land, the customs of his ancestors, and the deep connection he had with his mother who was a skilled healer.
“We are constantly moving around to ultimately find stillness”
— Yerbolat Tolepbay
Production Étage / Concept & Art-Direction Somerset Karine / Direction Zhannat Alshanova / DoP Madiar Satybaldiyev / Aerial DP Nursultan Baiken / Gaffer Ainur Kazhakarimova / Music MERGEN / Edit Shakhzod Musayev / Color Daniyar Mussin / MUAh Gaukhar Zhangazak, Anzhelika Kucherova / Style Assel Nussipkozhanova / Set design Aliya Kossayeva / Yurt YOURTA / Cast Kambar Nurgali, Tolganay Talgat, Dana Zhinakbayeva, Svetlana Skobina, Ulzhan Khasanova, Bekarys Boranbayev, Bazil Sutangazy, Beken Mumbaev, Dariga, Tleuken Aitmukhanov / Kokpar team Daukey Kokpar Club / Runners Dilyara, Kamila, Alyona / Special thanks Republican German Drama Theatre, Nadin, ETalents.pro, MPM kids model agency, Serik Rysbekov Jewelry / Location Bartoğai bögenı — July 2021