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SkunkIt
11-21-2005, 01:05 AM
Do you have a dance in your culture? If so, what is it and can you describe it?

I have the Assyrian Folk Dance, but we just call it a line dance, because It's a line. I do the Iranian one, because Assyrians from different places dance differently. Usally, the dance involves alot of leg movement and a leader. If the dancers aren't in costume, they will usally carry a napkin, cloth or flag if they are leading. At least two people will also occasionally get out of the line and dance with each other, and the dance looks like they're fighting. If they are in costume, they will usally carry swords. The costumes are whatever they want to wear and they usally match or blend in. In the picture below, there are Syrian Assyrians dancing, wearing similar colors and three of them are wearing the Assyrian flag.


http://www.christiansofiraq.com/turabid8.jpg

Edit: Here's a music video with the Assyrian Folk Dance in it. the singer's name is Juliana Jendo and the song's called, "Bandee".

http://www.learnassyrian.com/videos/Julian%20Jendo%20-%20bandee.rm

Sin Studly
11-21-2005, 01:08 AM
My niggers dance the Haka Toa in te moko. And wtf, I always assumed you were British.

SkunkIt
11-21-2005, 01:12 AM
I live in Arizona.

Sin Studly
11-21-2005, 01:14 AM
Then what the fuck are you doing with Syrian and Iranian dances, don't the good ole' boys consider that unpatriotic terrorism and tell you to get outta America?

SkunkIt
11-21-2005, 01:16 AM
Nope, I'm Assyrian, born in Canada, parents Iranian Assyrian and I live in the USA.

XYlophonetreeZ
11-21-2005, 01:17 AM
Nah, we Americans like to keep open minds to other cultures so that we can steal them and profit off of them. We broaden our horizons by eating Thai food and learning Iranian cultural dances because they make us feel better about ourselves.

SkunkIt
11-21-2005, 01:23 AM
Good for you! Doing an Iranian dance is a great way to say, "I love Sand Niggers"! That's what this country is all about, diversity!

XYlophonetreeZ
11-21-2005, 01:24 AM
Yep. That's pretty much it.

SkunkIt
11-21-2005, 01:27 AM
That's the American way!


http://www.militaryproject.org/images/568-3.jpg

Sin Studly
11-21-2005, 01:27 AM
I hate Persians.

SkunkIt
11-21-2005, 01:29 AM
I'm not Persian. Persians are different than Assyrians. Persians are Muslims and Assyrians are Catholics, but many convert.

Sin Studly
11-21-2005, 01:59 AM
Persians are a race, Assyrians are a historical footnote. Fuck you.

SkunkIt
11-21-2005, 02:50 AM
Only our land is historical. When we were drunk, the Turks came and took it. Yes, that is funny. Plus, we're not that historical. Most of us live in California, Detroit, Canada, the Middle East and Australia.


Also, I doubt alot of you don't know what the hell I'm talking about and you probably know alot of this, but if you don't this might help:

http://www.swsahs.nsw.gov.au/areaser/startts/services/comm-assyrian.asp

I'm still interested in hearing about other people's cultural dance.

Sin Studly
11-21-2005, 04:08 AM
I told you, bitch, the Haka Toa. Nobody else even has a culture, so this whole thread is worthless, unless you want 400 posts saying 'The Macarena'

JoY
11-21-2005, 04:29 AM
thank god no one Dutch has replied here.

so far.

Tizzalicious
11-21-2005, 08:51 AM
thank god no one Dutch has replied here.

so far.

Do we even have a dance?

Besides De Klompendans? Is that even a dans? Does it have a set routine?

JoY
11-21-2005, 09:07 AM
that was exactly what I was trying to avoid, hahaha.

Vera
11-21-2005, 09:09 AM
Gladly no one knows it or thinks it's cool.

Link (http://www.visitfinland.com/web/touring/index.nsf/(images)/Kaustinen_kansantanssi/$file/Kaustinen_kansantanssia_iso.jpg)

Chevelle
11-21-2005, 10:00 AM
..and one of our cultural dances is the kind of dance where you drink a bottle of vodka and after losing the control of your body and mind you begin "dancing" like Shakira in her music videos.

its actually very popular here.

SkunkIt
11-21-2005, 02:02 PM
Gladly no one knows it or thinks it's cool.

Link (http://www.visitfinland.com/web/touring/index.nsf/(images)/Kaustinen_kansantanssi/$file/Kaustinen_kansantanssia_iso.jpg)
I like the costumes.

Vera
11-21-2005, 02:08 PM
I like the costumes.
You just may be the only one who does.

Sin Studly
11-21-2005, 07:19 PM
..and one of our cultural dances is the kind of dance where you drink a bottle of vodka and after losing the control of your body and mind you begin "dancing" like Shakira in her music videos.

its actually very popular here.

That's called 'being a stupid drunken lout', and it's culturally universal.