International dance festival to open in China's Xinjiang

(Xinhua) 14:27, July 12, 2023

BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The 6th China Xinjiang International Dance Festival will take place in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, from July 20 to Aug. 5.

Announced at a news conference held in Beijing on Tuesday, the event is set to attract dancers from 11 countries and feature 60 performances.

Twenty-eight productions in art forms such as ballet, folk dance drama and musical drama will hit the stage, among which will be the well-known Chinese ballet dance drama "The Red Detachment of Women" and ballet dance drama "The Sleeping Beauty" featuring Belarusian dancers.

Sideline activities, including a fashion show and a workshop on dance creation, will be held during the dance festival, which was launched in 2008.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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