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Happy New Year

The new dancing year has started for our group.  We all felt a little “rusty”  after our three week break.

The new dances this week were taught by Bill.

Arcanul de la Fundul Moldovei was the intermediate dance that Bill taught. He learned it from Mihi David.
The video below is almost like the way Mihai taught it.  There is an extra step in the dance in the version that Mihai taught in Tennessee in 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7TxY5-idvk

Here is a group from Copenhagen doing the dance the same music but different steps.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7jOIUVqObM

Dunav’s version is below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9BRVcyxQ7o&list=PL0F8AC057DFE1A68D

A PDF description of the dance as taught at the 2003 Door Count Folk Festival by Alexandru and Mihai David.  The dance that Mihai taught Tennessee has one more figure.
http://printfu.org/preview/?pdfurl=1qeXpurpn6Wih-SUpOGumaynh56j6s2UqdPe58ralKrk3NeMsuXa4tzekLjY2t-Gu9LY4NjsxuCKoOOsmqiWzJeo2KalqZ-W0Nnk4qOdo93s5JPQ0tzLotbK5KHN3evU4dzG0OKlydfOy8_l4trgx9fi2MuhppWnx9jl4tna2dPa29ma39rLlqPi

The other dance that Bill taught was Shareni Chorapki, a dance of Bulgarian origin that can be found in Greek Macedonia in the region of Drama. It is basically a Devetorka.  Below are some videos of the dance and some commentary.  The name can be translated into ‘Patterned Socks” or Multi-colored Socks.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jid38ux85Wg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hOVJfqQdKs

Will you be dancing with any children soon?
Have a great time dancing, playing or listening to the music.

Another Day, Another Dance,
Happy Dancing

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Knoxville Workshop with Mihai David

The Knoxville Mihai David workshop was fantastic! Mihai is a great teacher and a very entertaining personality. If you get the chance to take one of his workshops don’t hesitate. It was well worth the 7 hour drive to get to Knoxville!

Another dance tidbit for those not in the know. Opincuta( which Sue C. taught previously) means “little shoe” in Romanian. Opinca( the dance that Sue C. is teaching) means regular sized shoe.

Mihai gave permision for anyone who wanted to video the workshop. I have 2 DVDs if anyone is interested please email me @ birdproject2010@gmail.com or comment to this blog. The cost is the cost of the DVDs plus shipping and handeling. Below are the dances that he taught:

1 Hora de la Putna (Moldova)
2 Hora din Neruja
3 Arcanul de la Fundul Moldove
4 Hora Ploii
5 La Mahala
6 Hora din Banat
7 Cadineasca
8 DamuL
9 Hora Dreapta
10 Sirba Fetelor
11 Atica
12 Tarina de la Abrud
13 Briul pe Opt
14 Gaselnitsa

Please forward this blog to all that you think will be interested!

Keep on Dancing!
Another Day, Another Dance!