«Танец на тляпатетах» - это яркая и красочная картинка, уносящая зрителя в мир многовековой истории адыгского народа".
The (Russian) dancers of the prestigious Igor Moiseyev State Academic Folk Dance Ensemble premiere the traditional Circassian dance “Lhapeteit” (“Лъапэтет”) (better known as “Gwascheghase” [“Гуащэгъасэ”]) to a live musical performance by the famous Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra of an ancient Circassian tune arranged for a symphony orchestra. The concert was held in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Ensemble at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, on 10 February 2017. The dance will become part of the Ensemble’s very extensive and varied repertoire.
The stunning Russian dancers perform a stylized version of the ancient dance in a dazzling choreography arranged by Aslhencheriy Hejay (Aslan Hadzhaev, Khadzhaev), the Artistic Director of the Adigean State Folk Dance Ensemble “Nalmes”.
It is markworthy that the coif, hair-style, and costumes of the ladies were designed on the basis of the illustrations of Circassian maidens by the 19th-century British travelogues who visited Circassia in the 1830s, namely James Stanislaus Bell and Edmund Spencer (see photo-cover of video).
This ancient dance was performed by young girls of princely and noble families. Their movements are full of restraint, significance, and grace. The dancers wear the traditional Circassian “px’evaqe” (wooden-shoes), and rhythmically beat the “px’ets’ich”, traditional Circassian clappers/rattles.
Reference: Igor Moiseyev Dance Ensemble’s website, “Premiere of the Circassian Folk Dance ‘Lhapeteit’”:
Информация с официального сайта: http://www.moiseyev.ru/122-premera-adygskogo-tanca-tlyapatet.html