Spoon Dances from Turkey
Central western Turkey is a region known for its spoon dances, called Kaşık Oyunları. Each subregion has it's own style. Several examples are:
The lively spoon dances from the region of Selifke on the Mediterranean. The dance Türkmen Kızı demonstrates the everyday work of a Turkish woman: milking, making butter, and kneading bread. The dances Salama and Keklik (partridge) are accompanied by the rhythmic patterns of four wooden spoons Kaşık that are played with the hands while dancing.
Misket dances from the Region of Ankara.
Spoon dances from the region of Eskişehir 9/8 rhythm.