International Premieres of the Uzbek National ballet “Lazgi – Dance of Soul and Love” at Dubai Opera

A great celebration of authentic Uzbekistan’s culture: The Art and Culture Development Foundation (ACDF) under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan takes part in the Uzbekistan Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai this November with an impressive line-up of cultural and entertainment activities.

From the 27 November, Uzbekistan’s Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai is becoming a must-visit venue, bringing to Dubai premieres of the Uzbek National ballet at Dubai opera “Lazgi – Dance of Soul and Love” (November, 27); live concert of a classical music star from Uzbekistan – Behzod Abduraimov on the stage of Jubilee Park at Expo 2020 (November, 30).

«Lazgi – Dance of Soul and Love», premiering at Dubai Opera

When: November 27th, 2021

Where: Dubai Opera


The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed the Khorezm Dance, Lazgi, in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the Committee’s 14th session on 12 December 2019. The history of the «Lazgi» dance is three thousand years old and is shrouded in mysteries and myths. The dance embodies ancient folk wisdom, and its name – «Lazgi» – means «Soul and Love».

Ancient legends embodied in Lazgi’s dances inspired the choreographer Raimondo Rebeck to create a unique ballet production, the story of an immortal Soul that has preserved the traditions and culture of Lazgi.

This legend begins in the sultry desert, where the Soul awakens and dances to the songs of shamans, and where Love revives, which will follow this dance through the years and distances…

This special love goes on and connects these two elements and these two women, «Soul» and «Love» into one spiritual entity. Lazgi symbolizes the dancing embodiment of soul and love – as a precious element of the rich culture of Uzbekistan.

With stunning scenery and the incredible combination of light, music, plastic art, and brilliant performance of the National Ballet of Uzbekistan’s troupe – this performance is already a sensation!

The premiere of the ballet is part of Uzbekistan’s cultural programme at EXPO2020.

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