Lezginka or Lezghinka(Russian: Лезгинка, Ossetic: тымбыл кафт, зилгæ кафт, Lezgian Лезги кьуьл;Azerbaijani: Ləzgi, Georgian: ლეკური) is a national dance of many people in theCaucasus Mountains, Main dancing strike motion come from Mongols, It derives itsnames from the Lezgin people; nevertheless, Georgians, Chechens, Lezghins, Ossetians,Circassians, Karachays, Balkars, Abkhazians, Kabardins, Ingush, Ingilos, Azerbaijanis,Iranian Azerbaijan, Mountain Jews, the Russian Kuban and Terek Cossacks and thevarious ethnicities of Dagestan such as the Avars, Dargins and Kumyks have theirown versions.Lezginka can be a solo, couple or group dance. Men and women are dressed intraditional costumes; men wear a sword adorned on their side and women in long,flowing dresses. The man, imitating an eagle, dances in quick, concise steps;falling to his knees and leaping up quickly. The woman dances quietly, taking light,small steps—giving the appearance of her floating around the floor.When the dance is performed in pairs, the couples do not touch; the womanacknowledges the man, and dances discreetly about him.
Lezginka by chechen artist
Background sound - Lezginka, dance CaucasianIllustrations - taken from accessible websitesThe presentation was prepared by - Anna