Lezginka is a popular folk dance in Caucasus.
Almost all Caucasian people dance Lezginka – Ossetians, Chechens, Georgians, Balkars, Abkhazians, Azeries and others. You can see many commons in their performance, but there are also different features – characteristic only for the certain cultural group.
The dancers wear traditional costumes, with mandatory attribute – a sword. Mostly it is a dance of males, although in some groups you can see Lezginka in couples. In this case Man has dominant role – he imitates an Eagle – King of the Sky. He demonstrates power, whilst the woman dances tenderly, smoothly.
Lezginka is an illustration of Caucasian character – powerful, fiery, and multifarious. It is full of energy; refined movements are combined with demonstration of strength and endurance.
Lezginka is a manifestation of unbeatable and proud Soul of Caucasus; Passion and Patriotism.
Here are some videos, with different versions of the dance. Enjoy them.
Ingushetians Dance Lezginka
Vainakhs’ lezginka (Vainakhs and Ingush are Norther Caucasus people)
I could not guess to which people belonged this last version, but as it was related to Lezginka, I shared to you.