The above is the Karen (Kayin) bamboo dance. It is quite similar to Chin bamboo dance. Dancers dance quick steps among the striking bamboos. This need high level of practice, skills and timing. One wrong move and your foot will be struck by the bamboo poles.
In Karen state and among Karen people, Karen bamboo dance is played whenever there is a ceremony: Christmas, Karen New Year, Church functions, Pagoda festivals. The Karen bamboo dance