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  • Intl folk dance festival kicks off in Urumqi
    2017-07-28    source:Chinadaily    author:

    The 5th China Xinjiang International Folk Dancing Festival opened in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on July 20.

    The festival, scheduled from July 20 to Aug 5, has gathered more than 20,000 dancers from countries all over the world including Egypt, Pakistan, Georgia, England and Myanmar. More than 60 performances will be stage in the city.

    Dancers in gorgeous ethnic costumes perform during the 5th China Xinjiang International Folk Dancing Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on July 20. [Photo by Liu Xin/chinanews.com]

    Luo Shugang, China's Minister of Culture, said that this year's festival is themed "Chinese Dream, Colorful Silk Road".