Kyrgyz dance isn’t all about the twirl

Kyrgyz folk dancing can be delightful — colorfully-dressed dancers spin in circles, flowing with eager grace, the embodiment of a twirling wind on the Central Asian plains.

Though twirling Kyrgyz folk dancing isn’t the only game in town. Below we meet a revival of a very different dance known as the Kara Jorgo, or the “Black Stallion,” which is equally connected to traditional life in Kyrgyzstan.

(Happen to be on a trip in Bishkek with a hankering to salsa dance? YOU CAN!)