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Saturday, May 24, 2008

9393 Dancing Post : Bulgarian Folk Dances

This week dancing post & in line with the next 3 weeks I gonna blog a popular dance in Europe call 'JUMP':-


Since this movie 'JUMPER' release early this year, a new trend of dance call 'JUMP' popular in Europe and some part in Oceania. The next 3 week I am gonna post some good video about this dance.

The Jump dance very similar with the Bulgarian Folk Dances.

Is not an easy dances as I have seen this dances when I was in eastern Europe back 1990's . Need a lot of coordination if dances in a group

Wikipedia on Bulgarian Folk Dances :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_dances

A distinctive feature of Balkan folk music is the asymmetrical meters, built up around various combinations of 'quick' and 'slow' beats; as for the music, in Western music notation, this is often described using compound meter notation, where the notational meter accents, i.e., the heard beats, can be of different lengths, usually 1, 2, 3, or 4. One should, however, be aware that this is just the use of an incomplete musical notation, as frequently in actual play, the proportions of these beats do not follow any exact rational proportions. For example, the well known tune, Eleno Mome (Елено Моме), exists written in 7=2+2+1+2, 13=4+4+2+3, and 12=3+4+2+3 times. Here, the forms 4+4+2+3 and 3+4+2+3 exist both as a musicologist's way to attempt to indicate the tendency of speeding up the last and first beats, as well in formal version, where the musician plays 3 or 4 about equal length notes on the beat. In music band playing, the meter 7=2+2+1+2 seems favored, thus skipping some of the time-bending subtleties. Given this fact, though, some meters are more common or popular; but there is a wide variation of less frequent combinations, as well. There is also disagreement about whether one should use 1/8 or 1/16 as meter denominator, but this is just a notational convenience. In the list below, the denominator follows in part notational practice of the region, and in part the speed of the type of tune, giving the 1/4 note a reasonable number of beats per minute (as on a metronome).

From Youtube :-

Watch out next week for the series on "JUMP' Dances and you have a good weekend people's


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