State Dance Ensemble wins first place at international festival [PHOTO]



October 20, 2021 12:37 p.m. (UTC + 04:00)


By Laman Ismayilova

The State Dance Ensemble won first place at the 2021 Brazilian World Championship.

The Federation of International Dance Festivals was founded in 2012 in Cheonan, South Korea. The Federation includes dance experts and artists from all over the world.

The State Dance Ensemble was selected as the winner of the international jury, which included representatives from six countries.

The three-day online competition brought together 18 dance teams.

Also among the distinguished participants was the team representing the Philippines, which was voted the most by the project audience. Hungarian dance group Duna Art won the award for best choreography. A special jury prize was awarded to the entire University of Guadalajara (Mexico).

Since 1970 the Azerbaijan Dance Ensemble has been promoting the art of Azerbaijani dance, the beauty and elegance of national dances.

The ensemble constantly participates in Azerbaijani state events, successfully tours Russia, CIS countries, USA, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Norway, in Switzerland, Belgium, Israel, India, Nepal, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Iraq, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba and many more countries .

The team traditionally represents their country’s culture at international festivals in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Egypt, Qatar, China, Japan, Tunisia and other countries.

In 1991, the State Dance Ensemble was awarded the title of Honored Azerbaijani Collective for its outstanding contribution to the development of national culture. The artistic director of the ensemble is People’s Artist Rufat Khalilzadeh.

Earlier, the dance team performed successfully at the 35th Jerash Culture and Arts Festival in Jordan.

The Jerash Festival for Culture and the Arts is an annual event held in Jerash, Jordan. It is part of the Jordan Festival, which aims to enrich cultural activities in Jordan.

The ensemble performed a suite “My Azerbaijan”, dance compositions “Naz Elama”, “Ag Chichak”, “Qaytagi”, “Sari Galin” and “Karabakh Yalli”.

Jordanian media described the ensemble’s performance as one of the festival’s finest.

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