Zenfolio | Norman Mayers | Kurdish Wedding

Each dance seems to start the same, a loud single drumbeat followed by a member from each family grasping hands. Then one by one a line is created and grows until it snakes around the entire hall several times like a giant single living organism moving as one. The families move their connected arms up and down while stepping together to one side and then the other. The traditional songs of the musicians continue to drive them on in this marriage of dance and culture.