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Dancing the Choopy dance in Iran - The world`s most brutal dance


It didn't took long time before the Qashqai women started to dance, but when the men started their own wild dance. I was challenged to join them in something which turned to be a real fighting game, the Choopy dance. It must be the world`s most brutal dance!

I took my way high up in the Iranian beautiful mountain hillside in 2004. There I found some great people from Iran's many nomadic groups. The nomads welcomed me with shooting from weapons and singing from the women: killillillilliiiiiiiiiii! Sometimes I just jumped right in a wedding, and was invited to be their special guest.

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