The representative of the Turkmen circus won the golden award of the 10th International Festival of Circus Art "Echo of Asia", which was held from 2nd to 6th July in the capital of Kazakhstan - Astana.
Circus artists from 12 countries - acrobats, rope walkers, jugglers and trainers from Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Monaco, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Latvia and China participated in the festival.
Our country was represented by the artist of the national group of circus games "Stars of the East" ("Gündogar ýyldyzlary") Parahat Orazlyev. He gave the original number "Belts" in the genre of aerial gymnastics and the jury's decision awarded him the 1 st place together with the Golden Cup "For High Performing Excellence and Professionalism". Parahat also received a special prize from the Belarusian State Circus.
The successes of our artists testify to the growing skill of the national school of circus art. And if the triumphant victories of the Turkmen horsemen at the prestigious circus competitions of the world, of course, caused all the compatriots pride, but were quite expected, achievements in other genres, such as aerial gymnastics, are a real breakthrough.