BWG Production presented a new musical documentary about the history of Uzbek national dance. The project was realized with the support of 7SABER and the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan.
The documentary "Legends of Uzbek Dance" briefs about the history of Uzbek dance art from the past to the present day, mentioning the outstanding dancers of Uzbekistan who were recognized on the world stage. Famous Uzbek dancer legends include Tamara Khanum, Usta Alima Kamilova, Mukhitdin Kari-Yakubov, Isahar Akilov Mukarram Turgunbaeva and "Bakhor" ensemble, and others.
The documentary presents 15 dance performances filmed in a modern style, including the classics of Uzbek dance such as Munojat, Tanovar and Larzon.
The film was shot for 9 months overall, which took place in Tashkent, the Tashkent region, Khorezm, Bukhara, Samarkand, Kokand and Karakalpakstan. More than 130 dancers, about 50 musicians were part of the project.
The previous documentary film by BWG Production "Hamid and Zulfiya" had won many international awards at such film festivals as Cannes, Florence, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Athens, Barcelona and Venice.
The premiere of the film "Legends of Uzbek Dance" was broadcast on 1 September on the TV channels “Uzbekiston”, “Uzbekiston Tarihi in the Uzbek language, followed by a discussion, as well as in the Russian language on ZOR TV Channel.
“The production of this film was a big, difficult, but very exciting process for the entire BWG Production Company. Uzbek dance is a special fragment of Uzbek culture. “Legends of Uzbek Dance” is about people we should be proud of, who will remain in history and will continue to motivate generations. This tape is intended for a wide audience, we tried to tell it in a simple, accessible language in a modern format. Indeed the world of Uzbek dance is so huge that whole series can be filmed about it, so many outstanding people, ensembles, phenomena in this area, which cannot be fit in an hour movie. Our main task was to make such a documentary that would look easy and could be watched not only by Uzbek people, but also by a foreign audience, since Uzbek dances are truly fascinating. It was a long, complicated month that lasted several months, a true pearl art that we hope will find its grateful audience. We have invested our soul and compassion into this project. This is a very special project for us” as mentioned in the speech by Ruslan Saliev, the scriptwriter and the director of the film.
We definitely recommend the tourists who visit Uzbekistan to attend an Uzbek dance performances, which is an intangible part of Uzbek culture and traditions.