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Learning Gerakina, Gorache and Hora Schioapa and update on Sadi Moma

Last week Sue continued teaching Gerakina from Greece. At last search there is not a video available on the internet. Bill continued teaching the challenging  but fun dance Gorache from Albania.  We  learned the dance from Steve Kotansky. Below is a video of the  Kolokoalition doing the dance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG7OEMMQiK8

The steps are the same but the number of times we do the steps are different.

Bill also reviewed Hora Schioapa from Moldova, Romania.  The notes are :
http://www.folkdancecamp.org/08syllabus/H–Hora%20schioapa%20(2008SFDC).pdf

I couldn’t find a video of the dance as we learned it from Sonia and Cristian.  It is on their Romanian Realm DVD-special edition.  It is a fairly easy dance with lively music. Usually the whole group gets up and dances to this dance.

Also, thank you to Sally who found this video of Sadi Moma!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=-tw9_PL5Y7g

The teaching and review of dances are video recorded every week.

Our dance list is provided at:
http://www.charlottesvilleinternationalfolkdance.com/

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Happy Dancing!

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Happy New Year and Still Dancing!

We welcomed the New Year with two new additions to our group — David and Virginia!

Even though I’ve been a slacker the last two months, we have continued to dance every Wednesday. Some of the dances that we have learned are Koledarsko Horo and Sadi Moma. No videos have been found of them on the internet.

Bill spoiled us at the end of the year with all of the goodies he made–gibanica, baklava, Romanian chocolate nut bread, and last but not least bagels. Rumor has it that he has been made an honorary Jew due to his bagel making skills!

Keep on Dancing!

Another Day, Another Dance!

Jove Male Mome, Sadi Moma, Do Mar Ciften

It is hard to believe that November is almost over! 16 of my students and I did the demonstration/performance for the Rockfish Elementary School and it went very well.

We had 2 assemblies with the cafeteria full of students. My students performed Cimpoi. After performing my students went among the elementary students and I taught a Ugros(from Phyllis Weikart’s book), Adjon Az Isten, and Zemer Atik. Fun was had by all!

On our regular Wednesday dance night we have been learning Jove Male Mome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjCDcU1pO44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thKw3n_3Jvc as you can see, Dunav spells and pronounces Malaj which is different from the US spelling and pronunciation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6yNuDgdazU&feature=related

Sadi Moma is another dance we learned last month. I couldn’t find a video of the dance on line, but Yves Moreau has it in his collection. Here is the song being performed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhGCT0GTzbs

Do mar ciften is the “mystery dance”! On line I can find some songs– not the one to which we dance. http://www.tubehome.com/watch/do-mar-çiften-do-dal-për-gjah
http://www.tubehome.com/watch/laver-bariu-do-marr-çiften As you notice marr has 2 “r’s” in this name.

Here are the lyrics in Albanian!

Do mar çiften do dal për gjah.
Kjo është kënga origjinale e kënduar nga Grupi i Përmetit.
Me gjithë riprodhimet dhe modernizimit që i është bërë kësaj kënge, kjo përsëri mbetet kënga Flamur!

All I know is that some part of the above means “Take the gun”. This is one of my favorite dances.

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