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Yellowstone stars are making their way to Paradise Valley



Gardiner, Montana – In August, the Paradise Valley will play host to the Stars on the Yellowstone event, which is a part of the Yellowstone International Arts Festival, which is in its sixth year.

On August 2, at eight of the clock in the evening, performers hailing from all corners of the globe will congregate at the Yellowstone Hot Springs in Gardiner, where they will showcase their talents for the audience.

Maria Sascha Khan, artistic director, has stated that there will be stars in a variety of dance styles, including classical and contemporary dance, Native American dance, international opera singers, and more.

Khan, along with her sister Nadia Khan and brothers Nicholas and Julian MacKay, all had their beginnings in the valley. Their mother, Teresa Khan MacKay, is the one in charge of running the event as the executive director.

The four of them have all had extensive training in the Russian Vaganovan form of ballet.

“The style, sort of, that comes from that is really big and expansive. And I feel like it really also sort of suits and matches with that feeling, that spirit of Montana,” Maria Sascha said.

Maria Sascha, Nadia, and Julian, together with other performers from the United States of America, Russia, Hungary, China, New Zealand, and other countries, will all be performing at the event. One dancer comes from Helena.

According to what she said, the family wished to convey their worldwide experiences as well as the works of other artists that they admire and share them with the community from which they originated.

“There’s so much beauty naturally here. Why wouldn’t you want to bring it into another dimension, as well?” Nadia said.

To appreciate the concert, however, you do not require any prior knowledge or experience in the arts.

“You’re going to love it. Don’t worry, don’t feel intimidated. It’s going to be great. We’ve had so many people who have never seen ballet before or never even been to a classical arts performance. And they come back every year and they love it,” she said.

Chitat and Valor Killsback, who are both members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and dancers in their own right, will also be participating in the performance.

In addition, dinner will be provided during the event, which will be prepared by celebrity chef and native of Paradise Valley Eduardo Garcia.

Tickets for the event have a high demand and can be purchased on the Yellowstone International Arts Festival website until they are all gone. Children are encouraged to attend and will not be charged for entry if they are younger than 12 years old.

Attendees who purchase VIP tickets are granted the opportunity to go onstage, speak with the performers, and take photographs with them.

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