Armenian dance heritage is one of the oldest, richest and the most varied in the Near East. Lead by certain kinds of musical instruments these dance forms come a long way from the fifth to the third millennium B.C. There are evident rock paintings of scenes of country dancing in the higher regions of Armenia of that time. In the fifth century Moses of Khoren (Movsés Khorenats'i) himself had heard of how "the old descendants of Aram (that is Armenians) make mention of these things (epic tales) in the ballads for the lyre and their songs and dances. Armenian expatriates love traditional dancing which has now become very popular in the international folk dance and circle dance groups around the world. Most people find the Armenian dance very vibrant due to the excitement, delicacy and eloquence it represents.
The Dancers mainly put on the traditional Armenian costume in their dances to signify their history and culture and also to bring their ancestors stories to life. These costumes are designed while keeping in mind the religious traditions, family methods and practicality. The Armenian dance and the tradition is brought together by the deep red color and the delicate beading of the costumes. The gorgeous movements of the Armenian cultural dance are acclaimed by all audience around the world.
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