Myanmar Traditional Dance
Myanmar choreography is a series of movements gracefully flowing from one step to the other with slight pauses in between, when the pose is rigidly held for a few seconds. The pace can be fast or slow according to the type of dance.
Myanmar dancing is a cultural art involving rhythmic movements of head, waist, legs and hands. It’s said that about 2000 ways of moving these four parts of a body are possible. Scholars said that there are 13 kinds of head movements, 9 ways of neck movements, 24 ways of moving only one hand, 23 ways of moving both hands, 38 ways of moving legs, 8 ways of moving the body, and 10 ways of walking.
Dance forms changed from era to era along with the change of musical instruments.
Myanmar Traditional Music
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