The National Ballet of Uzbekistan to show “Lazgi. Dance of Soul and Love" on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater named after Alisher Navoi
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 4 and 5 November 2023, the ballet performance “Lazgi. Dance of soul and love" will be presented on the stage of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater named after Alisher Navoi with the support of the Art and Culture Development Foundation of Uzbekistan
These will be the first performances of the play in Uzbekistan after the tours, which were an incredible success. Ballet “Lazgi. Dance of Soul and Love" was shown to Russian audiences on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater (St. Petersburg) and on the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theater (Moscow).
The spectacular production by the famous German choreographer and choreographer Raoul Raimondo Rebeck is dedicated to the ancient folk dance Lazgi (Lazgi), which was included by UNESCO in the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The history of Khorezm dance, which personifies folk wisdom and is shrouded in many secrets and mysteries, goes back three thousand years. Captivating energy, fiery movements, a unique style based on a complex dance pattern - all this makes Lazgi an outstanding cultural phenomenon. The performance of the National Ballet of Uzbekistan was first presented to the public in 2021 and immediately became a sensation, winning rave reviews from the audience.
At the heart of the ballet is a story about the love of dance and life itself. The plot begins thousands of years ago, in the great era of caravans traveling through Central Asia along the Great Silk Road. In the heat of the desert, to the songs of shamans, Love awakens and the immortal Soul begins its eternal dance. A fantastic journey from the past to the future is the story of the Soul, which embodies centuries-old traditions and folk temperament, and Love, which follows it through all eras. The history of the people, the memory of ancestors, the voices of spirits - in each act of the ballet the connection between times becomes stronger, so that in the finale Soul and Love become an indivisible whole.
An international team consisting of outstanding artists of our time worked on the ballet. The music is by composer Davidson Giaconello, and the stunning sets and lighting effects are by world-renowned Japanese multimedia artist Yoko Seyama. The author of the libretto and choreographer is Raoul Raimondo Rebeck, the famous German dancer, choreographer of the Dortmund Ballet and artistic director of the NRW Junior Ballet. From 1987 to 2008 he was leading soloist at the Berlin State Opera and the Deutsche Oper and Ballet Aalto Theater in Essen, receiving prestigious international awards including the Prix de Lausanne. He has worked with many stars of the world stage, from William Forsythe and Jiri Kylian to Maurice Bejart, Rudolf Nureyev and Roland Petit. As a choreographer and choreographer, he collaborated with groups from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Monaco, USA, Canada, Japan and Hong Kong. Thus, his productions graced the repertoires of theaters in Dortmund, Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin, Karlsruhe, New York, Seoul and Astana.
Stunning choreography by Raimondo Rebeca, combining traditional ancient dance with elements of classical ballet, will present to the audience all the luxury of the East and the magic of the Great Silk Road. The combination of color and sensuality, tradition and modernity, fiery energy and deep symbolism has already become a sensation in the world of choreography. The charm of the unique dance and the mesmerizing sound of folk musical instruments, the incredible lighting score and the latest stage technologies, as well as, of course, the brilliant performance of the National Ballet of Uzbekistan will not leave anyone indifferent.