Lezginka – Caucasian Passionate Dance

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)

Georgian Version

I could not guess to which people belonged this last version, but as it was related to Lezginka, I shared to you.


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