Uyghur Dance


Location: Central Asia

The Uyghurs are a Turkic people living primarily in the Xinjiang Province of China (formerly known as East Turkestan), but also in other regions of Central Asia. Their music, costuming, and dance closely resemble those of the Ferghana Valley region of Uzbekistan. The dances include delicate hand gestures, subtle head and shoulder movements, and amazing spins and turns.