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Bar Region

Bar Region

With their structure and formation, they are the dances performed by groups in the open. They are spread, in general, over the eastern part of Anatolia (Erzurum, Bayburt, Agri, Kars, Artvin and Erzincan provinces). The characteristic of their formation is that they are performed side-by-side, hand, shoulder and arm-in-arm. Woman …

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Zeybek Region

Zeybek Region

The zeybek is a form of folk music and dance peculiar to Western Anatolia in Turkey. It is named after the Zeybeks. The Greek popular dance form the Zeibekiko was originated from the Anatolian Turkish zeybek dance. İt is believed that this dance was created by zeybek warriors who try …

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Horon Region

Horon Region

The rapid shoulder and upper body movements from the waist is said to have evolved from the modern Turkish version dating to recent centuries. These movement are said to have derived from the shimmying of the little silver anchovy fish (Turkish: Hamsi) found in mass abundance in the Black Sea, …

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Halay Region

Halay Region - Turkish Folk Dance

A folk dance performed by holding hands and forming a circle. It is accompanied by drum and zurna.. It’s dancing around middle east and east of Turkey. This folk-dance is performed to a large extent in the Eastern, South- Eastern and Central Anatolia and it is one of the most …

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