Traditional Kurdish Dance Archives - KHRN

March 6, 2023

Iran shuts down sports centre over mixed-gender Kurdish dance

Iranian police shut down today the Azadi Sports Centre in Bijar, Kurdistan province, upon the orders of the city's Public Prosecutor under the pretext that participants in a ceremony performed a "mixed-gender [traditional] Kurdish dance". On 3 March, the Bijar City Council organised a cooking festival at Azadi Sports Centre and participants performed a Kurdish dance at the end of the ceremony, which was met...

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March 15, 2018

The Harsh Reaction of Kermanshah Friday Prayer’s Imam to the Traditional Kurdish Dance at the Tehran International Exhibition

Kermanshah Friday Prayer's Imam has criticised the Kurdish dance (Helperki) performed during the third exhibition of achievements and abilities of the villagers and nomads of Iran held in Tehran from March 6 to 09, 2018. According to the reports received by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), the performance of the mixed dance ceremony at the Kermanshah Governor's Pavilion at the opening ceremony of...

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