The Role of Folklore and Various Types of Art in the Development of Kazakh Dance

  • Kaiyr Zhanibek, Izim Toigan, Bakirova Samal, Saitova G.


 From a philosophical point of view, knowledge of life, religion and language, psychology of language and national culture are closely interconnected. Each nation’s customs and traditions are determined by the spiritual needs of the population. Samples of the spiritual heritage of culture, left many centuries ago, are indisputable proof of this.

Analyzing the Kazakh nomadic world, it is necessary to highlight that its peculiarity is its proximity to the natural environment. Kazakh nomads spent their lives in the bosom of boundless steppes, picturesque foothills and with their mother’s milk absorbed their powerful strength and beauty. Having enough free time, they developed a tendency to philosophically-contemplative perception of reality, creative thinking, and a poetic-romantic way of expressing emotions and thoughts. Considering that material and spiritual culture are interconnected and interdependent, we emphasize that there is no clear boundary between them, since the process of their development is parallel and has many points of contact.   

 The article discusses the development of Kazakh folk dance in the twentieth century. The influence of folklore on stage choreographic productions. The role of folk poetry, music, and arts and crafts of folk artists in the development of dance culture.