June 24, RPC |- Shouts of applause went up when traditional Tajik dance with a silk handkerchief was performed by a schoolgirl from Tajikistan, Maryam by name, in an open stage near the US Congress, in the International children festival- 2011
According to Mumtoz Kamolzoda, a scholarship holder of Fulbright program from Tajikistan, who is sdudying to get her degree on the history of arts and museology at the Taft University in Medford (Massachusetts State), traditional Tajik dance is based on different schools, particularly from South and North of the country.
It was of essential to introduce not only traditional Tajik culture to American people, but also to show the reach variety of traditions that the Tajik enjoy, said Kamolzoda, who herself was a participant of the
The mentioned event was arranged by a group of American enthusiasts from New England – a region in the North-East of the USA, which contribute to the cultural exchange between USA and Central Asia, including Tajikistan.
Tajik dance is a combination of emotional moves of hands, fingers, body, shoulders, eyes, legs and a flight of handkerchief, says an artist from “Fermata arts foundation”, Nikolai Sinkov.
Situated in Eiwon (Connecticut State), “Fermata arts foundation” is aimed at maintaining peace through mutual respect, understanding and coordination of cultures. In 2010 it was announced as the major partner of UNESCO within International year of approximation of cultures.
Currently there took part more than 100 winners of art competitions from 32 American States, and also from 61 countries from about the world.
Taking place for three days the festival became a holiday of children creativity and imagination and contributed to strengthening of the international peace.