Azerbaijan

TELLO DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

Performed by both “men and women” is a South Caucasus region dance form known as Tello. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from Azerbaijan. Furthermore, this dance is considered to be similar to yet another style known as “Yalli”. In addition, this dance is said to be extremely popular throughout the country. A. […]

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NAZ ELAMA DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

NAZ ELAMA DANCE, AZERBAIJAN

“Don’t be capricious” is the literal English translation of a South Caucasus region dance form known as Naz Elama. This “couple dance is said to have originated from Azerbaijan. Furthermore, this dance style mainly focuses on the use of facial “expression” and elegant feet movements.  Apparently, this dance was made popular in the country by […]

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MIRZAYI DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

MIRZAYI DANCE, AZERBAIJAN

Traditionally performed mainly by “females” is a South Caucasus region dance form known as Mirzayi. This “folk” dance is supposed to have originated from Azerbaijan. Furthermore, this dance as of today can also be performed by males. In addition, it is mainly performed during marriages, and is commonly referred to as “Vagzaly”. A. History/origin of […]

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KHANCHOBANY DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

KHANCHOBANY, AZERBAIJAN

Khanchobany dance is a national dance of Azerbaijan mainly performed by men. The Khanchobany is a folk dance performed mainly during auspicious occasions such as marriages is a South Caucasus region. This “celebratory” dance is said to have its origin from the Khanchobani tribe that settled in the region of Shirvan located in Azerbaijan in […]

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JANGI DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

JANGI DANCE, AZERBAIJAN

Jangi Dance is war dance performed mostly by men and is also a national dance of Azerbijan. Jangi is derived from a Persian word which when literally translated in English means “fighting”. This South Caucasus region dance is a ‘war dance’ and is said to have originated from Azerbaijan. In addition, this dance is mainly […]

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INNABY DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

Innaby is a dance from Azerbaijan and is performed frequently at parties, weddings, and holidays. This celebratory dance from the South Caucasus region is supposed to have originated from Azerbaijan. This dance is performed at an extremely slow rhythm and is mainly performed by women and young girls. A. History/origin of the Innaby dance: There […]

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BIRILYANT DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

BIRILYANT DANCE, AZERBAIJAN

Birilyant is a folk dance from Azerbaijan and is also referred to as “Brilliant”. This traditional dance from the South Caucasus region has two versions of this dance i.e. one performed only by men and the other only by women. In addition, this dance also involves use of extremely melodious music. A. History/origin of Birilyant […]

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ASMA KASMA DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

Asma Kasma dance is a dance from Azerbaijan, literally meaning “Hanging Cutting”. This South Caucasus region dance style is a “celebratory” dance and is mainly performed during marriages. Furthermore, this dance comprises of an extremely slow tempo and exaggerated feet movements. A. History/origin of Asma Kasma dance: According to the cultural history of Azerbaijan, this […]

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ALCHA GULU DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

Alcha Gulu is a dance from Azerbaijan which literally means “Plum flower”. This traditional South Caucasus region dance form is said to have originated from a city called Shaki located in Azerbaijan. Furthermore, this dance is said to possess an extremely fast “tempo”. A. History/origin of the Alcha Gulu dance: According to the cultural history […]

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ABAYI DANCE – AZERBAIJAN

Abayi dance is a traditional folk dance of Azerbaijan performed mainly by ‘middle aged’ men and women. This South Caucasus region dance is said to have originated from the Shaki and Zaqatala region located in Azerbaijan. Traditionally though, this form of dancing was mainly performed by women. A. History/origin of Abayi dance: According to the […]

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