Mairam Govand - Summary

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Region Armenia
Formation Circle. W-hold.
Dance Structure Short sequence repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar. 3, 4 or 5 bars/phrase depending on tune used.
4-bar version: Whole sequence R side, L across infront, R side. Touch L infront, sway L, R, L, touch R infront. Double bounces throughout.
3-bar version: Whole sequence Pravo Horo.
5-bar version: Whole sequence Bars 1-2 as 4-bar version. L forwards, R touch infront. R backwards, L touch infront L close, R touch infront.
Source 3 & 4 bar versions from Shakeh Avanessian at her Armenian day course in Little Bealings, Suffolk, 2004. 5 bar version from Shakeh Avanessian (then called Shakeh Major Tchilingirian) during The Centrepiece online Circle Dance arranged by Findhorn in May 2020.
Date Written 2004/6/30. Updated 2008/9/6. 5-bar version added 2020/5/18.

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 Shakeh Avanessian.

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