Great world tour through dancing

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A scene from a Sema ceremony: UNESCO

Emotions through dance performance

One of the most well-known ways to express emotion is through dance: pain, anger or joy.

People dance in order to celebrate, commemorate as they also dance when preparing for some ritual.

Whatever the reason is, dance is an art form that is amazing to look and there are many dances from around the world.

Exploring Cultural Dance

Japanese cultural dances relate to religions and social eras in Japanese history. Japanese cultural dance forms and styles span historical court dances, religious dances, and traditional folk dances. In Japan, dance remains an integral part of the historical theatrical entertainment and it’s beautiful to see all that is involved.

In Argentina, Tango first appeared around 1880. Italians, Spaniards, blacks and gaucho criollos in Buenos Aires brought together elements of habanera, polka, Spanish contradanza and Argentinian milonga (country songs) and create a new beat.

In Europe, there are a variety of folk dances from countries such as Portugal, Spain, Russia, Poland, Turkey, and so much more.

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Fandango, is original from Ribatejo in Portugal. It involves the dancers tapping their feet and quickly changing their positions.

Polk is a Central European dance and also a type of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas.

Mexico has a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Mexican dance captures the rhythm, emotion, and movement of an exciting society with a heritage rich in tradition.

Bharata Natyam was developed over centuries in the temples in Southern India. It was handed down as a living tradition from one generation to the next under the Devadasi system, wherein women were dedicated to serving the deity as dancers and musicians.

The Belly Dance also is known as “Raqs Sharqi” is traditionally a solo dance performed by women. This Middle Eastern dance was taught within families and the ladies dance during celebrations.

In Egypt, different patterns, colours, and melodies tell us the history of the country. El Tanoura dance performance with round skirts is based on the belief that the Earth begins and ends at the same point.

El Tanoura dancer represents the Sun.
El Tanoura dancer represents the Sun.
 
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