Khiva to host the Lazgi International Dance Festival
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In order to promote national art, attract foreign tourists, the head of state signed a resolution on holding an international clang dance festival in Khorezm.
According to the resolution, the Lazgi International Dance Festival and an international scientific and practical conference will be held in the city of Khiva, once every two years starting from 2022 on April 25-30.
"Khorezm Dance - Lazgi", which occupies a special place in the rich history of the dance art of our country, is popular not only in the republic, but also in foreign countries with its unique style of performance and attractiveness.
On 12 December 2019, the Khorezm dance "Lazgi" was included in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Inclusion by UNESCO "Khorezm Dance - Lazgi" in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity also testifies to the uniqueness of its art.
The festival is expected to contribute to the preservation and development of the age-old traditions of the art of Khorezm dance "Lazgi", strengthening the bonds of friendship and brotherhood between peoples through dance art, further expanding the scope of creative cooperation and cultural ties at the international level.
The costs associated with the organization and holding of the Festival are covered on the basis of an estimate developed and approved in accordance with the established procedure by the Ministry of Culture, in the following order:
70 percent - at the expense of funds allocated annually to the Ministry of Culture from the republican budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan for holding cultural events;
30 percent - at the expense of the local budget of Khorezm region, charitable donations and other sources not prohibited by law.