International dance festival to open in China's Xinjiang


The 6th China Xinjiang International Dance Festival will take place in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, from July 20 to Aug. 5.

Announced at a news conference held in Beijing on Tuesday, the event is set to attract dancers from 11 countries and feature 60 performances.

Twenty-eight productions in art forms such as ballet, folk dance drama and musical drama will hit the stage, among which will be the well-known Chinese ballet dance drama "The Red Detachment of Women" and ballet dance drama "The Sleeping Beauty" featuring Belarusian dancers.

Sideline activities, including a fashion show and a workshop on dance creation, will be held during the dance festival, which was launched in 2008.

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