Azerbaijan to host World Cup of folklore dances

Azerbaijan to host World Cup of folklore dances

Azerbaijan will host  the World Cup of folklore dances for the first time on May 12-13. The tournament will be held at the Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre. The age categories of the participants include Children 1 (6-7 years old), Children 2 (8-9), Juniors 1 (10-12), Juniors 2 (13-15), Youth (16-18), Adults 1 (19-32) and Adults 2 (33 years old and older).The juries represent five countries.

The event will be jointly organized by the Azerbaijan Youth Union, Azerbaijan Dance Association and World Art & Dance Federation (WADF). Competitions in Indian dances, oriental dances and flamenco will be held within the World Cup.

"It is a great honor for us to host such a tournament in Baku. For many years, our dancers have maintained a high standard of folk dance in the international arena," President of Azerbaijan Dance Association Aziz Azizov said.

He added that the prize-winning places of the Azerbaijani dancers in the European, Caucasian and other regional and continental tournaments and competitions testify to this.

Azizov added that the Azerbaijan Championship 2017 gathered together more than 7000 participants.

"Really strong and high-quality teams are born at such high competition. We are glad that we can make our great contribution to the development of culture and tourism in Azerbaijan," he concluded.