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Daimohk Dance Group

Chechenya‘Daimohk’ meaning ‘ancestral land’ in Chechen, is a dance group
comprising 33 dancers (aged 6 to 16) and five musicians from Grozny,
who together perform the traditional acrobatic dances and musical
mantras of their homeland. The company was founded in 1998 by
Ramzan Akhmadov – former star of the Chechen National Ballet and
Celebrated Artist of the Russian Federation – and his wife Aiza,
a dancer and choreographer. Ramzan saw dance as a way
to give a generation of children surrounded by violence
and aggression a positive creative focus
and emotional self-expression.