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Kushtdepdi Rite of Singing and Dancing. ©UNESCO 2016
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Kushtdepdi Rite of Singing and Dancing

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The Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancing is a performing art involving creative poeticizing focused on good feelings and wishes. It is performed during ceremonies and national celebrations and involves singing with vocal improvisation and dancing with movements of the hands, gestures and footsteps. The bearers and practitioners are actively involved in safeguarding the practice through performances and the compilation of introductory teaching resources. The knowledge and skills are traditionally transmitted from master singers to amateurs through informal training.

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Place/Country: Turkmenistan
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production: Turkmenistan. Ministry of Culture, producer. Turkmenistan National Commission for UNESCO, co-producer.
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