By: Kovida Koneru


A famous dance, considered as part of the tradition or custom of a particular people.


Diffusion of Polonaise

  • Poland (location)
  • Sweden and Hungary in 17th century
  • Parts of Eastern Europe
  • Relocation and then Contagious

Diffusion of Kuchipudi

  • India
  • United States
  • Relocation and then Contagious

Diffusion of Céilí

  • Ireland
  • United States
  • Almost everywhere in the world
  • Relocation and then Contagious

Folk Culture

Folk Culture of Polonaise

  • Originated in Poland
  • Clothing (Material Culture): puffed up clothing and very old style
  • Style of Walking

Folk Culture of Kuchipudi

  • Hearth in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Dance of expression
  • Kuchipudi City

Folk Culture of Céilí

  • Originated in Ireland
  • Regular clothing or dress
  • Step Dance


Technology of Polonaise

Musical Instruments:
  • piano
  • violin

Technology of Kuchipudi

Musical Instruments:
  • Drums
  • Hands

Technology of Céilí

Musical Instruments:
  • Violin
  • Singer


How to Ceili Irish Dance - The Walls of Limerick
kuchipudi dance performances- by pranati goturi
Polonaise (Pushkin Ball 2011)


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