Azerbaijan joins International Lazgi Dance Festival in Uzbek town of Khiva – AZERTAC

Tashkent, April 27, AZERTAC

The opening ceremony of the International Lazgi Dance Festival was held today at the square near the Kunya-Ark citadel of the famous Itchan Kala complex in the old town of Khiva, Uzbekistan.

Addressing the event, Advisor to the President of Uzbekistan Abdujabbor Abduvakhidov read President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s speech to the festival participants.

In his address, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated the participants and guests of the first international dance festival “Lazgi”, which was held in the ancient land of Khorezm and wished them success in the development of this art.

In 2019, the Khorezm Lazgi dance was included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO as an element of the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan.

Azerbaijan is represented at the festival by the National Song and Dance Ensemble named after Fikrat Amirov.

The program of the event includes exhibitions devoted to the art of dance, demonstrations of national costumes, folk arts, a book fair, an international conference on “The role of Uzbek national dances in the development of dance world“.

The festival, which will last until April 30, brings together around 200 dancers, musicians and music theorists from 30 countries.

Gulu Kangarli

Correspondent

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