Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ciuleandra "Tidbit"

This week and in the future Susan J. will be contributing Folk Dance "Tidbits".

Take a listen to Ciuleandra:

This is performed by a Romanian singer, Maria Tanase, who lived decades ago. She specialized in folkloric material, and was very popular in Romania. I'm never sure how good a source Wikipedia is, but here is their article on her:

Here is another:

Lastly, here is an haunting tune she did. This is from Romania, but I believe it is a Rom (Gypsy) tune, rather than a Romanian one. (There is a very nice dance to this, but while I learned it once a while back, it didn't stick enough for me to reach this.)

And that is your folk-dance tidbit.

Susan J

Keep on Dancing and pass this site to your friends!

Another Day, Another Dance!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Orijent, Ooska Gooska

Since last blogging, the Charlottesville International Folk Dancers had a great turn out at their first Saturday night dance. They plan to continue having a monthly Saturday night dance party.

The last weeks we have been learning the Serbian Dance Orijent
In both of the above videos the groups do not put out their arms the way that Susan is teaching. Susan did admit that she has never seen it done this way, but the notes from Dick Crum discribe the way she is teaching it.

Sue C. taught Ooska Gooska, but I couldn't find anything on the web demonstrating the dance.

Bill just happened to be in Ohio on Business and was able to attend the Greek dance teaching with Kyriakos Moisidis. He had a great time.

Have a great time dancing and forward this site to your friends.

Another Day, Another Dance!