Manastirijanka - Summary

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Region Serbian
Formation Open circle. V-hold.
Dance Structure ((A1 + A2) + (B1 + B2) + (C1 + C2) + (B1 + B2)) x 2.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar. 4 bar phrases.
Introduction None.
Part A1 To the R starting R foot in (step, hop) x 2, run x 10. Jump to facing centre on both feet & pause. Shout "op sar ay" in last bar.
Part A2 Part A1 mirrored.
Part B1 Cherkessia R (starting R side). Mirror. (R side, L across infront) x 2. Cherkessia R.
Part B2 Part B1 mirrored.
Part C1 Part A1 but replace: runs with Grapevines (starting R side & L across behind); last bar with R side, (L stamp) x 2, pause; shout with "op sar sar".
Part C2 Part C1 mirrored.
Ending Replace end of last Part C2 with L side & R stamp close.
Source Cristina Casarini at the SIFD Summer School in Swansea, UK, 2010, who got it from Radojica Kuzmanovic of the Kolo Ensemble in 2009.
Date Written 2010/11/1. Typo corrected 2011/10/30.

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 Cristina Casarini.

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