Ulyana Shikeeva, Dance Movements
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Terbish, B., & Churyumova, E. (2015). Ulyana Shikeeva, Dance Movements [Video file]. https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/270940
Ulyana says that in the beginning Kalmyk dance movements were similar to those among other Mongolian groups. Kalmyk dances had more shoulder movements. When the Kalmyks came to Russia their dances were influenced by those of their new neighbors. As a result, today Kalmyk dances are different from Mongolian dances and involve many new movements, including those done with legs. Kalmyk women’s dances are usually performed smoothly, involving the waiving of both hands that imitate the flight of birds. The sleeves in women’s dance costumes are wide. In contrast, the movement of male dancers is more rhythmic and complex. Men usually imitate horse races, flight, etc. There are dances imitating various animals and birds, including the hare, the eagle etc. Traditionally, Kalmyks dance in pairs of 2 or groups of 4. At the end of the video Elzyata Vasileva and Aleksandr Puzikov perform chicherdyg and sharka-barka dances.
dance movements, Kalmyk dances, costumes, chicherdyg, sharka-barka
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.17884