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DANCE Class: Afghan Attan
October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
D.A.N.C.E. (Demonstrating a New Cultural Exchange) features a different type of dance monthly from the many culture bearers and dance makers in Akron.
All ages and experience levels are welcome!
$5 donation is recommended.
THIS MONTH FEATURES ATTAN, THE NATIONAL DANCE OF AFGHANISTAN.
Attan (Pashto: اتڼ) is a form of dance that originated in Afghanistan. The Attan began as a folk dance conducted by Pashtuns in times of war or during weddings or other celebrations (engagements, new year, and informal gatherings).
The performance of the attan dance has been a long customary in the Pashtun culture and is carried by Pashtuns mostly, and other ethnic groups as well. Attan is a special type of dance performed by a troupe of 50 to 100 dancers who wave red scarves in the air while musicians beat drums. Taught by Abdul Ghafoor Momand.
Join us every second Thursday for the opportunity to learn dances from around the world, right here in North Hill! We’ve explored many different cultures through dance, including everything from Nepali Dance, to Congolese and Karen bamboo!
Come immerse yourself in movement and share an experience with us!