“Dance is a state of mind and spirit.” - San’at

“My Passion is in Mysticism of Dance.” - San’at


San’at was born in Uzbekistan, and performed since she was 2 years old.

Her attraction and passion for dance flourished ever since.

Years of dance academy in Uzbekistan evolved into practices of Uzbek and international folklore. Under such experienced tutelage, San’at was able to develop herself as dancer, artist.

She was introduced into professional career in ensemble “Shodlik” (presently “Uzbekistan”) by Honorary Artist of Uzbekistan, Kunduz Mirkarimova, and was coached by Honorary Artist of Uzbekistan, Dilafruz Jabbarova.

Among the professionals she had a valued reputation through work involving such profound artists such as Nazriddin Shermatov, Qodir Mominov and Gulmira Shirinova (all Honorary Artists of Uzbekistan).

San’at was a lead dancer on the forefront of many internationally renowned performers of Uzbekistan such as Munojat Yolchieva, Sherali Juraev, Abduhoshim Ismoilov, Nasiba Sattarova, Yulduz Usmonova and many, many others.

As a professional dancer, San’at performed on many venues in around the world. To diversify her skill set and expertise she studied the history and application of contemporary performance and art at Salford University, and graduated with BA (Hons) in Physical Theatre and Dance.

The objectives of San’at’s work are:

- the promotion of culture and art of the East: Central Asia and Uzbekistan in particular to a wider audience;

- the promotion of new type of art into the fabric of Western cultural community and art;

- an attempt to create a fusion of classical folk dance of the East with Western contemporary dance style.


More about Uzbek dance

There are three styles of classical folk Uzbek dance:

Ferghana (classic) is style most lyrical of the three schools. It is characterized by intricate wrist circles and undulations of the hands and arms with pliant use of the spine and a shy, yet playful, demeanour. This Uzbek folk dance is traditional folk performance in line with classical norms of Central Asian dance. A piece employs gracious movements that represent emotion or bear contextual meaning.

Bukhara dance – is a technical piece of regional dance that utilises more rigid and sharp movements. Bukhara is one of regional cultural centres of Central Asia. Historically Bukhara was part of ancient Persia

Khorezm (Khorazm) dance - features trembling of the hands and torso, frequent head slides and comic elements. The most popular of Khorezm dances is lazgi.