Last evening, students, organizers and team leaders were able to visit the Arlan Resort Area. Tasting food from “dastarkhan” and listening to music, everyone expeirenced Kazakh hospitality. Ethnic dance groups lit up the evening with their enthusiasm and joy. Mrs. Kirabayeva, Daryn Gifted Student Center CEO, introduced Kazakh national drink called “kumys” and noted its therapeutic effects. Following her speech, many started tasting national food samples.
Traditional dance performances demonstrated were followed by singer Madiyar Zhunissov’s performance, who concentrated on a modern repertoire. This all fit perfectly with the nomadic setting of the event. IPhO members got to know some of the basic elements of nomadic lifestyle, especially the tools and equipments related to horse riding. Mr Boranbay, deputy CEO of Daryn, finished the evening with his own dombyra performance. This was surely a sign of huge respect, as hosts have to share their talents with their guests according to Kazakh traditions.