The Origin of the Xinjiang Dance Festival
Xinjiang's diversified culture gave birth to unique song and dance arts to fill up with oasis and wild land, Gobi desert and prairie, enabling Xinjiang to win the reputation of “the homeland of songs and dances”. In light of its outstanding geographical advantages, profound cultural deposits, diversified folk dance resources and the need to develop foreign cultural exchanges in China, approved by the State Council, China Xinjiang International Dance Festival is likely to be held.
Xinjiang Dance Festival dates announced
The third Xinjiang International Dance Festival will take place July 20 to Aug 5, the organizing committee said on May 8. "This year, we want as many people participating in the festival as possible and enjoying top-class performances, so the government has provided financial subsidies to make sure the ticket prices are low and affordable," said Xu Ruijun, deputy director of the Xinjiang Culture Bureau, during a news conference in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
The official website for the third Xinjiang International Dance Festival launched
On May 15, the official website for the third Xinjiang International Dance Festival was launched. The address is www.cnxjwd.com. The website is built by Tianshannet, with four languages including Chinese, English, Russia and Uyghur. It mainly introduces the news information, performance agenda, ticket information, etc.
Xinjiang Intl Dance Festival off to a rousing start in Urumqi
Famous dance troupes from around the world have gathered in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, for the 3rd Xinjiang International Dance Festival, with a grand opening ceremony the evening of July 20, featuring a combination of songs and ethnic dances, Xinjiang Daily has reported.
The Russia opera Sleeping Beauty staged in Urumqi
On July 27-28, 2013, the opera Sleeping Beauty performed by the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera Ballet Theatre was put on stage in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This is part of the third Xinjiang International Dance Festival held from July 20 to Aug 5.
 
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