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Turkic national dances

Turkic communities have its own games and dances according to the region. The Caucasus, the Middle East, Anatolia, the Balkans, the Crimea, Siberia and Central Asia regions have developed their own specific forms and styles. In the above mentioned Turkic communities, there is a common traditional connection between the music and dance. Particularly, there are many similarities between the Caucasus, Central Asia and Crimean dancing. The dances of Ural and Volga, Central Asia and Turkic people of Siberia are also very similar to each other. The first one is called “West Turkic dances”, and the second one is called as “East Turkic Dances”. In the middle of these two groups, there are dances of Central Asia communities which unite these two groups: Turkmen, Khorezm Uzbeks and Karakalpaks dances. As we can see, these styles of dancing and clothing styles are very similar for both groups, we can firmly state that all Turkic entertainment are closely related to each other.

In the Turkic community there are several types of dance. Anatolia and the Middle East have “Khalay”, the Republic of Azerbaijan dance “Yallı”, Uzbeks “Lezgi”, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz “Kara Zhorga”, Crimean Turkic people “Kaytarma” and many others. “Khalai” and “Yallï”, “Lezgi” and “Kaitarma” are very close to each other.

As an example of Turkic dance we will consider Azerbaijani folk dance “Yallı”. This dance is widespread in the Azerbaijani folk art forms and has mythological basis. The ultimate manifestation and scheme of the dance appeared first on the Kobwstan rock paintings BC. It is shown in the form of holding hands and in one line group dance. These figures show the ritual of the ancient hunting ritual dancers, accompanied by musical instruments and committing an act along a circle in the shape of a mystical image of the circulation space. This style, on the one hand, the North Caucasian Turkic dance, on the other hand, Anatolia and the Middle East art, similar to the Turkic dance and the performing art has been embellished in modern times.

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