Azerbaijan

TELLO- 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- 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- 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- AZERBAIJAN

Performed mainly during auspicious occasions such as marriages is a South Caucasus region dance form known as Khanchobany. This “celebratory” dance is said to have originated from a region called Shirvan located in Azerbaijan. In addition, this dance is mainly performed by men. Furthermore, Khanchobany is also considered to be a “national dance” in the […]

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JANGI- AZERBAIJAN

Derived from a Persian word which when literally translated in English means “fighting” is a South Caucasus region dance form called Jangi. This “war” dance is said to have originated from Azerbaijan, and is performed mainly by males. Furthermore, Jangi is also considered to be a “national dance” of the country. In addition, this dance […]

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INNABY- AZERBAIJAN

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

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BIRILYANT- AZERBAIJAN

Also referred to as “Brilliant” is a South Caucasus region dance form known as Birilyant. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from Azerbaijan. Furthermore, there exists two versions of this dance i.e. one performed only by males and the other only by females. In addition, this dance also involves use of extremely melodious […]

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ASMA KASMA- AZERBAIJAN

Literally meaning “Hanging Cutting” is a South Caucasus region dance style known as Asma Kasma. This “celebratory” dance is said to have originated in Azerbaijan, 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: According to the cultural history of […]

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ALCHA GULU- AZERBAIJAN

“Plum flower” is the literal English translation of a South Caucasus region dance form known as Alcha Gulu. This “traditional” dance 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: According to the cultural […]

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ABAYI- AZERBAIJANI

Performed mainly by “Middle Age” people is a South Caucasus region dance known as Abayi. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from the Shaki and Zaqatala region located in Azerbaijan. Furthermore, this dance is performed mainly by middle age men and women. Traditionally though, this form of dancing was mainly performed by women. […]

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