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Uzbekistan presents an extensive cultural programme in the UAE

The Art and Culture Development Foundation is the official partner of the cultural programme of the Uzbekistan pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai. During the six months of the event, the foundation has planned a number of significant cultural events

Uzbekistan’s national pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is a great platform to explore the country’s cultural heritage. But accompanying their presence at the six-month event is a diverse event programme, which will give millions of visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into the country’s customs and traditions.

Uzbek National ballet at Dubai Opera

Catch the international premiere of the ballet “Lazgi – Dance of Soul and Love” at the Dubai Opera on November 27. Audiences will be presented with a completely new interpretation of the Khorezmian dance with a demonstration of the original traditions of the Uzbek people. The staging of “Lazgi – Dance of Soul and Love” brings the ballet of Uzbekistan to a new level as the group begins their first tour around the world. For the first time, the cultural heritage and history of one of Uzbekistan’s most popular dances will be presented on stage at the Dubai Opera

The history of Lazgi is 3,000 years old – this ancient dance of Khorezm is shrouded in riddles and myths, embodies ancient folk wisdom, and its name itself means “Soul and Love”. Directed by choreographer Raimondo Rebeck and performed by the ballet company of the Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theater, it premiered in Tashkent on September 5 under the auspices of UNESCO and was praised by audiences and the artistic community.

Behzod Abduraimov in concert at Expo 2020 Dubai

Catch pianist Behzod Abduraimov’s concert on the stage of Jubilee Park at Expo 2020 Dubai on November 30. The renowned musician will present a programme of classical pieces by Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. The event offers free admission for all visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai. And all guests can enjoy the prodigious performance of classical music in the gorgeous atmosphere of Expo 2020 Dubai!

The Art and Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Art and Culture Development Foundation initiates projects aimed at the development of culture, art, literature, theatre, music, architecture and choreography in Uzbekistan. It builds international cultural ties and promotes the country’s cultural potential in the international arena. The foundation’s long-term programmes include creating an inclusive and accessible environment for cultural institutions in the country, renovating museums, developing arts patronage and supporting the development of human resources for museums, theatres and other cultural institutions.


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