The music and dance festival dedicated to the Turkmen dance kushtdepdi - a choreographic pearl of world culture, born in ancient times on the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea was conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the National Center of Trade Unions of Turkmenistan in Avaza. Folklore and dance groups from all regions of the country took part in the ethnographic show dedicated to the motto of 2018 "Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road".
A vivid idea took place on the stage of the Great Amphitheater of the Turkmen Riviera. The festival opened a composite ensemble of folklore groups from all regions of the country. Creation and perfection of dance in the centuries-old process of folk art of coastal Turkmens was represented by a choreographic quartet of folklore groups of the Balkan region. In a theatrical production, dancers recreated the magical rites, which in ancient times were based on an incendiary dance - an indispensable attribute of folk festivals and celebrations.
The performance of the children's folklore ensemble of the Kenar enterprise of storage and shipment of oil products of the Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries was held with great success. Repeated prizewinners of national and international creative competitions have subdued the audience with an expressive choreographic language and skill in performing ghazal.
Ahal dance group from the Ak Bugday etrap demonstrated a concert number, emotionally uniting both the audience and the performers. The folklore ensemble of the Culture and Sports Complex of the Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries, which is recognized at home and abroad, ended the performance with incessant applause. The choreographic staging, realistically conveying the volatile state of the sea - from a calm to a menacing storm raging, began in a calm rhythm and ended with rapid pas. The fascinating effect of the theatrical art strengthened the musical unity of wide-range magic sounds and sonorous ghazals, as if forged in the silver smithy of Denizkhan, the master of the sea depths.
The Dashoguz variation of Kushtdepdi dance was enthusiastically welcomed. The united folklore group of representatives of all regions performed the wedding kushtdepdi. The combined group of Lebap region, as well as ensembles from the city and etrap Serdar, Mary and Balkanabat, demonstrated the baton of fire dance numbers and heartfelt tunes.
The final chords of the festival was stylized as a large-scale flash mob. All the ensembles - participants of a large cultural and aesthetic action performed on the vast podium, covered with Turkmen carpets. Highly charged, original, life-affirming dance became a symbol of the continuity of the musical traditions of the Turkmen people.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper