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The Shamadan is a candelabra which is dramatically balanced on the head during this dance. The candles' light is a symbol for lighting up a new path, so this dance is often performed at weddings. It is also appropriate for farewells, or any event at which a guest is embarking on a new pathway in life. Shamadan forms a very powerful opening for a show. It is always accompanied by fingers cymbals, and can be combined with floor work.