Attan

WHERE ATTAN IS PRACTICED

STORYTELLER PROFILE

WHERE THIS STORY

WAS SUBMITTED FROM:

Hamburg, Germany

STORYTELLER'S AGE:

40

STORYTELLER'S

GENDER:

Male

STORYTELLER'S

ETHNICITY:

Pashtun

ATTAN DESCRIPTION

Attan is a very militaristic dance. Very much value lays on rotation movement in the dance, the rotation around itself and its own axis that has a certain body movement. If you can do it, it means you have a certain body control, a particular design, a certain component of physics that your body understands, and if you have not the body, then you can not perform the movement.

ATTAN PHOTOS

Attan
Attan

The Institute for the Preservation of Arts and Culture in Landi Kotal dance troupe performs Attan at at Kuch Khaas in November, 2011. Photo by The Express Tribune.

Attan
Attan

Afghan national soccer team celebrating a victory with the Attan. Photo by Edmund Chow

Attan
Attan

Attan in Kandahar. Photo by Reuters.

Attan
Attan

The Institute for the Preservation of Arts and Culture in Landi Kotal dance troupe performs Attan at at Kuch Khaas in November, 2011. Photo by The Express Tribune.

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