Ege Karşılaması - Summary

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Region Turkey
Formation Circle. No hold.
Dance Structure (A x 2) + (B x 5) + ((C + (D x 2)) x 3) + B + Ending.
Music Structure 5 counts/bar.
Music Rhythm "One two three, tey tey".
Introduction 2 bars.
Snake foot motion Move raised foot in horizontal figure of eight beside other leg.
Part A Step R, L, R in place; L Snake foot motion. Mirror.
Part B 3 steps back, 2 lifts. (As Part A but starting opposite foot & travelling forwards) x 1.5.
Part C 3 steps forwards, 2 lifts, repeat twice, reverse to place.
Part D 3 sways in place with big circling arms ending with a big lift. Mirror.
Ending 3 steps & 2 lifts to face centre.
Alternative start & ending Do only one Part A, end with (B x 2).
Simpler Version 1 Replace Snakes with lifts in Part B. End with fade out.
Simpler Version 2 As Simpler Version 1 but fluid styling, original music & more repeats.
Simpler Version 3 Move bar 1 of Part B to the end.
Short performance version 1 (A x 2) + (B x 2) + (C + (D x 2)).
Short performance version 2 A + (B x 3) + ((C + (D x 2)) x 2) + B.
Short performance version 3 A + (B x 2) + ((C + (D x 2)) x 2) + (B x 2).
Source Ersin Seyhan in his 2002 Bognor Regis Turkish dance course. The simpler versions are from Ersin Seyhan at the Zetten Balkan Festival in 2005 & Jan Knoppers in the 2007 Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival.
Date Written 2002/11/9. Updated 2005-07-08, 2007/8/18, 2009/8/22, 2010/3/08, 2013/4/13 & 2013/11/3.

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 Ersin Seyhan.

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