On stage, we see this twofold element of our culture, which is the unification in our hearts as well as the expression of our feelings via the dance… Despite this, it is important to note that Lazgi is a centuries-old dance. That’s where Lazgi dance gets its expressiveness and fluidity from — a period closer to nature and could more clearly sense its forces at work. Lazgi dance is not merely a formal art form, but a method, our cultural history, and our current situation.. It shows how we’re laying the groundwork for our future.
The inclusion of Lazgi dance on intangible cultural heritage is a direct outcome of our efforts to preserve our traditions. We encourage develop Lazgi dance, and we support dancing collectives that do so. International specialists and worldwide talents are not hesitant to build their own interpretations of our legacy, because it is alive and well in our country. As a live art form, it’s impossible to tame or obliterate. It has to develop organically, in the same way that our modern lives are constantly evolving and responding to shifting contexts.
This isn’t a race. Our goal is not to be the most dominant. In spite of this, we devote a lot of time and effort toward the development and preservation of our culture, as well as the creation of new cultural programmes and platforms for young people both at home and abroad. It is our goal to show that we are willing and able to collaborate with other countries, organisations, and professionals for the sake of our common future. Also, we believe that we have a lot to answer for. Everyone should have access to and be a part of our culture, and we must guarantee that no one is left behind.
How has Raimondo Rebeck’s group captured Lazgi’s joie de vivre in their performance?
Lazgi dance is a rich legacy that is still relevant in today’s world because to Raimondo Rebeck’s synthesis of many creative forms and even different choreographic languages. Lazgi dance is as much a part of modern Uzbek culture as it is an old one, according to his view. When performed by modern dancers, the ancient art of Lazgi gives them an opportunity to convey the complicated feelings that everyone in today’s global society is experiencing, allowing them to connect with their roots while also looking to the future they are creating.