Dunkelbunt Feet

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Formation Open circle, leader on the R end. V-hold.
Dance Structure (A + B) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bars/phrase.
Music Speed 100 counts/min.
Choreographer Stefan Freedman.
Music 'La Revedere' from the album 'Dunkelbunt Feat'.
Composer Dunkelbunt.
Source Stefan Freedman in Little Bealings in 2011.

Disclaimer: Mistakes are quite likely in the notes and no guarantees are made as to accuracy. There may be other versions of the same dance or other dances with the same name. Music may differ, particularly in speed, introduction and duration, between performers. The division into parts, bars & counts might not be standard. These notes of the dance are freely distributable (under GPL or CC-by-sa) in so much as the note's author's contribution but the choreography and/or collection were by other people and so their copyright might apply to the dance itself. Better than using notes, go to a dance class where it is taught by Stefan Freedman.

A Klezmer style dance with a happy jokey funky feeling done to funky music from Dunkelbunt, a Dutch swing / electro / dub / Balkan / Klezmer / Gipsy fusion band.

To make the music even more suitable for folk-type dancing, Stefan suggested that the ending and the transient fade-down parts can be edited out.

Style: Flat footed. Small knee bounce down & up on each step. Stamps are done with the foot coming vertically down. Funky. Casual, fun & jokey, can be hammed up.


Summary: Start when melody starts.

Wait through the introductory music (8 bars) and start dancing when the melody starts.

Part A

Summary: R side forwards, L light-stamp close, L forwards, R light-stamp close. R forwards, L kick, L Triple Step back.

Start Facing the centre of the circle. Weight on L foot.
1 R forwards to the side.
2 L stamp close without weight transfer. (Stefan described the stamps as in this Part as being steps that were "almost stamps" but in practice they were essentially stamps. I think he meant that the emphasis was on the visual motion not the sound production.)
3 L forwards (note that it is forwards not side forwards as in count 1).
4 R stamp close without weight transfer.
1 R forwards.
2 L kick up infront. The lift starts from the hip with the knee flexing then the knee partly straightens (a normal casual kick).
3 L backwards. Can exaggerate this step with a knee lift.
& R backwards likewise.
4 L backwards likewise.

Part B

Summary: R stamp, R side, L across infront, R side. L heel touch side infront with lean, L close, R close stamp, pause.

Start Facing the centre of the circle. Weight on L foot.
1 R stamp in place without weight transfer.
2 R to the side.
3 L across infront.
4 R to the side.
Feet Touch L heel to the floor to the side infront with straight knee.
Body Lean back with the face & torso 45 dg acw of the direction to the centre of the circle.
Feet L close.
Body Straighten up and return to facing the centre of the circle.
3 R stamp close without weight transfer.
4 Pause.