Gnjilane - Summary

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Region Kosovo
Formation Open circle. Men shoulder hold, women W-hold.
Dance Structure (A + (B1 x 2) + C + (B2 x 2)) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction None or whole number of phrases.
Part A To the R in (lift, step) x 3. L across infront, R replace.
Part B1 Lift & 3 steps twice starting with L foot.
Part C Part A but mirrored, on the spot & turning 360 deg acw.
Part B2 B1 mirrored.
Source Paja Milić at the Ex-Yugoslavia dance course in Bognor Regis in the UK in 2000 & at Balkan Festival in Zetten in the Netherlands in 2000.
Date Written 2002/7/22. Updated 2008/10/12 & 2008/10/12. Changed from Serbian to Kosovar 2020/6/5.

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 Paja Milić.

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