Rehearsals… traditional Uyghur dancing
On a visit to see the ‘karez’ water systems near Turpan I managed to get a peek into the rehearsals of a group of Uyghur performers. The entertainers were evidently getting ready for a performance, and it was fun to watch them fixing costumes and practicing moves. I was able to get a couple of candid shots of the women in their wonderfully colourful costumes.
The performers were part of the attractions on offer at the interesting Turpan Water Museum which features examples of how Turpan’s “karez” water systems work.
Find out more about the well systems in my post called “Karez – well systems in the Turpan Depression” or take a look at some more pictures from Turpan and the Turpan Depression: