Traditional Kyrgyzstani dance is an umbrella term for the variety of dances originating from Kyrgyzstan and typically performed during weddings and celebratory events. Reflecting the joyous mood of these occasions, most of the dances are upbeat and involve quick movements. One of the most popular contemporary dances is the "kara korgo," which translates to "black stallion" and features movements that mimic an energetic horse. This dance is usually performed by men, who move their arms in quick, sharp motions while taking high steps or lunges with bent knees. Other dances feature females only or a mix of genders. Dances are often performed to traditional Kyrgyzstan music.
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