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P & C December 1998
- Face Music / Albi

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Azar - Adsar - Spiritual Teacher


Azar


Meaning:
- They are the first followers of Buddha, and in the dances they often play the role of comedians.

Characteristics:
  • - brown, dark red, blue, green or black complexion with round or oval face
  • - hair in a knot above the parting, just as the Indian ascetics wear their hair
  • - sometimes with a turban on their head as a characteristics of their Indian origin
  • - often horizontal wrinkles on the forehead and big nose, with slanting wrinkles on their cheeks
  • - mouth which is opened or closed, with moustache or goatee
  • - various costumes, brown-red dress with golden embroidery and blue braiding, blue decoration on the sleeves, two wide multi-coloured sashes over chest and back
  • - gaiters with tiger pattern, as in the style of the Brahmans

Attributes:
- In the one hand they often carry a small pagoda, and in the other one a bowl.

Dance:
- Monotonous, figures are formed completely improvisedly.

   
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