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Cultural Dance Powerpoint

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Amanda Kheir

on 5 April 2014

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Transcript of Cultural Dance Powerpoint


Why/when is this dance preformed?
This dance is preformed in joyous occasions to commemorate a particular event. For example a wedding.
Background information

This dance originated in the Levant where stone houses were made from wood,straw or dirt.To compact the dirt on the dirt rood people had to stomp on the dirt in a similar way. Ta'awon which means help was the name given for this event of team work and it developed an Arabic Song which is translated to "Let's go and help." The purpose of the dabke and the songs were to make the work fun and useful.

What culture is represented by this dance?

As previously mentioned above it is from the Arab culture. The countries that present this type of dance is Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Syria.
Reason for choosing dance

The dabke is a Arab folk dance that is usually preformed in weddings. This dance is a part of my culture and allows me to connect to the very essence of the Lebanese culture and customs. Ever since I was child when everybody starts dancing, I would be dragged into the dance floor and with the assistance of my cousins I would preform this dance as best as I possibly could. It is second nature to me because of the many times I have danced the dabke. Doing this research enable me to see how this wonderful tradition came about .
Review on video
These dancers were expressing the traditional dance of the dabke. They added moves to enhance the presentation and create a variety. They had the same foot steps that is used in the dabke. The music used is the exact type of rhythm and beats people would play in a wedding or an occasion. It is traditional Arabic music.
Who usually preforms this dance

This depends on which variation a particular person is dancing.
For example:
Al-Shamaliyya: group of men holding hands in a semicircle which is called a lawweeh. The lawweeh is expected to be particularly skilled in accuracy, ability to improvise, and quickness.
Al-Sha’rawiyya: Also limited to men. The most important element is the lawweeh
Al-Sahja- limited to men
Al-Dahiyya - limited to men
Al-Hashi- limited to women
Al-Farradiyya- limited to women
It depends on what culture but here are some examples
Al Asria dabke dancers
Dance moves
All the dance moves are in uniformity . In the beginning two groups all holding each other's hand turn their heads turn in the same way. At the same time their feet are dancing the dabke at specific beats. They intertwine and overlap and at the beat at the music they take quick jumps. The two people at the ends are waving a piece of materialthat is common in the dabke.
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