Dear Members and Friends of British-Uzbek Society,

We hope that you all are keeping well in these challenging times.

We are delighted to announce that #Dance4Uzbekistan Challenge initiated by Kamola Makhmudova, a Senior Banker from EBRD, and supported by British-Uzbek Society and a number of other organisations, is going very well! Thanks to collective efforts we have already fundraised over £10,000 which will be distributed across the hospitals, and support vulnerable people who have been badly affected by COVID-19 in Uzbekistan. The charitable fund has been set up by Bilim Uzbek Cultural Centre (London) in support of COVID19 – Solidarity with Uzbekistan campaign.

We have already run two online classes on Zoom platform:  Andijan Polka by Rashid Shadat, an actor and choreographer based in London, and Dilhiroj by Shirin Jalilova, Professor of State Academy of Choreography of Uzbekistan and the winner of numerous national and international dance competitions among professional dancers.

We hosted about 140 people participating in these two classes. Our participants danced in UK, Australia, Italy, France, Finland, Spain, Georgia, Switzerland, Russia, Tunisia, and Uzbekistan! It was a truly international Zoom-based Uzbek dance forum which united people from different countries and continents. Please check BUS You-tube channel to see how it works in practice!

Our next class is about a famous Khorezm dance Lazgi! This class will be demonstrated by Dilorom Madrakhimova, a lead dancer of Navbakhor Dance Ensemble from Uzbekistan and the winner of many national and international dance festivals and competitions.  Please join us on Zoom, on Sunday 26th April, 11 AM London time! Please contact admin@uzbek.org.uk for any queries.