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 is no information regarding the history/origin of this celebratory dance style that has originated from the Azerbaijani culture.

B. Costumes used in the Innaby dance:

Traditional Azerbaijani costumes are used by the male and female performers respectively. They are as follows:

1. For men:

The attire worn includes a colourful long jacket, a trouser, and pair of shoes.

2. For women:

The attire worn includes a colourful dress that includes a skirt, a colourful overcoat, and an elaborate headgear.

C. Music involved in the Innaby dance:

The musical instruments used in this dance style include the tar i.e. a lute, kamancha, and daf.

D. Training availability and technique involved in the Innaby dance:

In terms of technique, the performers in this dance use feet movements that are rather slow. However, the overall rhythm of this dance can said to be quite “lively”. As for training centers/schools, there are none available around the world since this “celebratory” dance is mainly performed in Azerbaijan.

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