On January 16, 2019, at the Halyk Arena (Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan), the Republican «El-Umiti» Marathon was held under the auspices of the First President’s Foundation – Elbasy. Under the guidance of teachers, students of the faculty “Choreography” KazNAI named after T.K. Zhurgenova took part in the marathon. Students performed choreographic compositions at the opening ceremony of the event, staged by director-choreographer Agabylov Medet, 2009 year graduate of the department “Directing choreography” KazNAI named after T.K. Zhurgenova.