Countries And Dances

Updated: Nov 1, 2020


People dance from the moment they get up on their two feet. We must have liked dancing so much that before we could even figure out how to speak, we began to express all our emotions by dancing: our hunger (rubbing the abdomen with hands), fear (bending), joy (jumping), respect (head bowing), strength (hands fist and chest forward). subtraction) and the remaining feelings.


Dancing started with the repetition of certain gestures and movements, and then each society created its own dance culture. Especially the dances made for war victory, to influence the opposite sex and to pray to God have now turned into very enjoyable performances to watch.




POPULAR DANCES


SAMBA

BRAZIL


If you want to fully experience this dance, which is performed by bending the knees and hip movements, accompanied by moving rhythms, you will want to participate in the Rio Carnival as "To Do While You Are Alive".

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Samba competition is held in the Rio Carnival, which is held in Brazil every February. The best dancers of the country put on colorful costumes and perform a fascinating show with their lively movements.


TANGO

ARGENTINA


1860s in Buenos Aires, with high hopes to South America

Europeans who immigrated; They reflected their ambitions, dreams, passions and disappointments on the figures and called it tango.

The dance of love and passion, tango has become so popular that it creates its own culture. Tango, which has gained its universality by dividing it into sub-genres such as Finnish and Chinese tango, will always be the favorite of melancholic and passionate dancers.


TARANTELLA

ITALY


Those stung by the tarantula dance hysterically to be able to expel the venom through sweat. At least around the 15th century, Italians believed that the Tarantella dance originated this way.

This dance, thought to have first appeared in the city of Puglia, is necessarily performed at the most enthusiastic moment of Italian weddings. The tunes of the Tarantella dance, often played with mandolin, have inspired many classical musicians.


WALTZ

AUSTRIA


This dance, which couples hold tightly and spinning around a point, became very popular in the British aristocracy in the 19th century. The waltz was not only a dance but also entered into many branches of art, especially the paintings of the waltz couples are common.

Waltz is a traditional Austrian dance and is thought to have evolved from the Valto dance that originated in France in the 16th century. Thanks to Johann Strauss's unique musical talent, it spread all over the world.


DRAGON DANCE

CHINA


Where else could the world's most intriguing, creepiest and wildest dance come from in the Far East? Dragon dance first

It was recorded during the Han Dynasty, its original form is thought to have been developed by Yin and Yang masters.

Performed at Chinese New Year celebrations and festivals, the dragon dance is performed by moving dragon models, which can reach tens of meters in length, with sticks.


ISICATHULO

SOUTH AFRICA


Its more common name is Gumboot dance. It was discovered by black workers working in gold mines in South Africa. It is a popular dance that is now performed by students at school shows.

The Gumboot dance is performed by wearing famous Wellington boots. This energetic dance, which rhythm with the sounds of hands and boots, was a technique used to communicate secretly from bosses in the mines.


ROCK AND ROLL

USA


Rock and Roll is a music genre that emerged in the USA in the early 1950s and took the world by storm. With electric guitars becoming the most effective instrument of popular music, Rock and Roll has surpassed all other music genres.

Rock and Roll dance has no determined figures, this is evident from the name. Swing, roll, jump, according to the name! Immerse yourself in the crazy rhythms of the music and display all the figures that come from you, be free!


SALSA

CARIBBEAN


Salsa is a sauce made by mixing various spices. Modern salsa made in pairs or groups

dance, just like this sauce, is given this name because it consists of a mixture of Caribbean, European and American styles.

Salsa is a free style dance. Improvised figures stand out, repetitions are rarely seen. Salsa has many styles: New York style, Puerto Rican style ...


HULA DANCE

HAWAII


If one day you make your way to Hawaii, the locals will greet you with hip and arm movements similar to waves in the sea, don't be surprised. The dance they do is called Hula, and it's Hawaii

it becomes the traditional dance.

Polynesian-origin Hula is called "Kahiko" if performed with hymns and traditional instruments, and "Auana" if played with guitar and songs. Polynesian is a very cheerful language, don't end your trip to Hawaii without learning a few words.


HAKA DANCE

NEW ZELAND


Haka is a dance that reminds you to pay attention to hand and arm movements during your trips abroad. Movement that means greeting in one culture, shameful things in another culture

It could mean.

This war demonstration, displayed in Maori culture in order to scare the other side in wars; it is played by hitting feet on the ground and hands on the body. The warriors wore frightening paints and shouted war cries during the dance.


CHAM DANCE

TIBET


If you are afraid of spooky masks, Cham dance is not for you. Cham, which Tibetan Buddhists made to the gods for the purpose of man and meditation, is made in colorful costumes and wearing monster masks.

Scary masks symbolize evil spirits in the Cham dance, which has a history of about 1,300 years. By wearing these masks, the dancers open their bodies to them and show them the freedom and peace inherent in the human soul.

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