The Magic of Dance International Festival is traditionally organised in ancient Khiva, Khoresm province, Uzbekistan, in early September (in 2017 between 7 and 9 September). The festival features professional dance ensembles and amateur folk bands from Khorezm and other regions of Uzbekistan. At the event people can see the whole range of diverse traditional dances, performances from folk bands and ensembles, animation programmes, craftsmen’s exhibitions, puppet theatre shows, and demonstrations of traditional clothes, as well as an Uzbek cuisine festival, photographic exhibition The History of the Art of Dance in Uzbekistan and traditional games and amusements (sheep and cock fighting).
The festival takes place in the Itchan-Kala Museum, squares and ancient madrasahs.
Tourists can also take express lessons in the Uzbek dance and celebrate the event in the open air.