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Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of Nakhchivan

Language: English

Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of Nakhchivan, are traditional dances based exclusively on collective performances. Typically, yalli are performed in a circle, chain or line and involve games, pantomime (bird or animal imitations), physical exercises and movements. The dances are performed either spontaneously or in a planned manner during festivities, with free participation being one of the key principles. Several factors currently threaten the transmission of the dances, however, including a shift from informal to formal transmission, a preference for staged performances, labour migration, and drastic simplification of the dances.

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Place/region: Azerbaijan, Asia, Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Director: Gulnara Abdullayeva
Coproducer/sponsor: Azerbaijan. Ministry of Culture and Tourism
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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-USL-0119000004
Source ref.: DOC:0119000004;CAND:01190
Rights holder: Azerbaijan. Ministry of Culture and Tourism