Thracian Folk Dances

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Anatolian folk dances are played at weddings, insignia, soldier farewell, highland, birth, holidays and ferfene, barana, queue tour, and yaren chat. It is also played in closed areas as played in open spaces. Nature events, daily life etc. There may be ritual dances reflecting social events, there are dances on the subject.

Especially at weddings, at the beginning of the community, there are people who know well the music and dance of the region. Folk dances owed to the richness of the figures. They also make original, improvised figures to show their skills and mastery. Thus, especially young people have been shown and transferred to dance.
Folk dances played in Thrace are known to be fused with the culture of countless different peoples communities living in this region for centuries. Since migrants from Western Thrace continued in the late period, some new types of dance were able to win fans among the local peasants. Some of the dance varieties coming from the old, domestic dance figures are not delayed to merge. It is possible to classify the Thracian dance in three main types as Hora, Welcome and Shake (Keel):

  1. Horas: These are the dance that are played with the knees in hand or in the arm arm. dance like Kabadayı, Beylerbeyi and Kara Yusuf seem to be the most typical ones.
  2. Meetings; These are Zigosh and Drama Meetings.
  3. Release dance; Like Ms. Ayse. Some of the individual dances are from this series. Like the Ali Pasha dance.

Welcome in Thrace refers to the mutual play of couples. Folk dance called “Salma Oyunlar” is a series of bravado and bravery.
The dances are traditionally played with double drums and zurnas.

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