Traditional Uzbek dance is an umbrella term for choreographed dances originating from Uzbekistan. It is distinct from folkloric Uzbek dancing because it is choreographed, performed on stage, and focused on presenting a narrative or story. The three popular versions of traditional Uzbek dance are "ferghana," which is characterized by smooth, delicate steps, and slides; "bukhara," which involves distinct gestures, deep backbends, jumps, arm waves, and shoulder movements; and "khorezm," which begins with small movements of the upper body and slowly progresses into a fast-paced and full-body dance. For many of these dances, dancers wear traditional Uzbek costumes, which usually include long colourful gowns and unique headdresses.
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