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Halay
Halay dance
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Turkey armenia kurdistan How to dance Halay Traditional dance also common at armenians, azeris, kurdish and turkish people to comemorate weddings and other festivities. Dancers stand on a line and join hands or arms.
This dance is called YALLI in azeri and GOWEND orDîlan in kurdish.
KOTCHARI danced in Armenia symbolizes the pilgrimage of a group. It's a line dance having a strong symbolic system. Dancers are placed according to their social position. The red fabric the chief holds in his hand have a symbolic langage.
When the chief agitates the handkerchief upon his head, that means way is free, one must hurry and the dance accelerates. When the leader holds it in front of him that shows a danger and the need to slow down, if and he drops it, to stop.
see www.youtube.com Yalli : see www.youtube.com Gowend : see www.youtube.com
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