The International Festival "Lazgi" ends in Khiva
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Lazgi International Dance Festival, which was held for the time in Khiva from 25 to 30 April, ended and the winners in the dance competition were announced.
The colorful event was organized by the UNESCO Office in Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, the Ministry of Culture and the Khokimiyat of Khorezm region. As part of the event, pavilions dedicated to the art of dancing were organized, as well as a demonstration of musical instruments and costumes.
The festival was attended by more than 190 masters and lovers of dance art, professional dance groups, art historians, famous cultural figures from 30 countries.
169 people from 18 countries competed in the competitive part. The contestants were judged by an international jury of six professional experts.
The winners of the competition were:
III - place: ensemble "Sveti Dordi" (Serbia), "Tanura" (Egypt), as well as dance groups "Shattyk" (Kyrgyzstan), "Inegal" (Turkey).
Among the individual performers, the jury named Kristina Kovrova and Nikita Gruzdevaya (Russia) and Nereya Fernandez (Spain).
II - place: "Navbakhor" ensemble of the Uzbek State Philharmonic Society and Fikrat Aminov Song and Dance Ensemble (Azerbaijan).
For the best scenography, the second place was shared by the ensemble "Zebo" (Tajikistan) and the dance ensemble "Uzbekiston".
In the category of individual performers, Nitha Misra (India) and Feruza Akhatova (Uzbekistan) took second place.
I - place: ensemble "Tumor" (Uzbekistan).
The best stage performance in this nomination was awarded to the Pirin Dance Ensemble from Bulgaria.
Among individual performers, the first place was shared by Gulnur Kassimbek (Kazakhstan) and Uzbek dancer Sherzod Kenоaboev;
Grand Prix - awarded to Dilnoza Ortykova (Uzbekistan).
It should be noted that the International Dance Festival "Lazgi" will be held every two years in Khiva. The corresponding resolution was signed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on September 28, 2020.