Women's Dances of Georgia
The urban dances of Georgia reflect the feudal history and knightly behavior of the population. Men's dances are extremely macho (they leap onto their knees, dance on the knuckles of their toes, toss knives, etc), while the women remain calm with a queenly, proud posture. Under their floor length skirts they dance with tiny steps, which create the illusion that the dancers are floating over the floor, while they move their arms in graceful patterns. The mountain dances have similar elements but with a more robust and energetic style.