The Nadir Divan-Beghi Madrasah, dating from 1622, on the western side of the Lab-i Hauz (Labi Hovuz) pond in Bukhara, is the venue of cultural performances. A group of men play traditional instruments and young women do their graceful dances. Although Bukhara is now in Uzbekistan, the population of the city consists mainly of Tajik (Eastern Persian)-speaking Tajiks and one of the dances, with the water jars, is Tajik rather than Uzbek.
The traditional dancing alternated with a fashion show, showcasing local modern design, while the musicians played.
For videos of this performance, click here.