Folk Dances

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I was readin about Turkey and found this. Just thought you might like to know some more information about the country that we all love:
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[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]FOLK DANCES[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Each region in Turkey has its own special folk dance and costume. The best known of these are: [/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]a) "Horon" - This Black Sea dance is performed by men only, dressed in black with silver trimmings. The dancers link arms and quiver to the vibrations of the "kemence" (a primitive kind of violin).

[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]b) "Kasik Oyunu" - The Spoon Dance is performed from Konya to Silifke and consists of gaily dressed male and female dancers 'clicking' out the dance rhythm with a pair of wooden spoons in each hand.

[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]c) "Kilic Kalkan" - The Sword and Shield Dance of Bursa represents the Ottoman conuest of the city It is performed by men only, dressed in early Ottoman battle dress, who dance to the sound of clashing swords and shields, without music.

[/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]d) "Zeybek" - In this Aegean dance, colorfully dressed male dancers ("efe") symbolize courage and heroism. [/font]

 
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