Mari Kız - Summary

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Region Moldova
Dance Structure (A x 4) + (B x 2) repeated throughout the music.
Formation Open circle. V-hold.
Music Structure 6 beats bar/bar, 4 counts/phrase (SQQS), 4 bars/phrase.
Introduction 8 bars instrumental.
Part A SQQS throughout. L across infront, R side, L close, R side. Ditto but L across behind. Repeat all but end L in place, R close.
Part B SQQS throughout. In obtuse diagonally R 4 steps starting L ft. L forwards, (R in place, L close) turning to back out. Out backward obtuse diagonally L 4 steps starting L ft. Repeat Part A bar 4.
Source Lee Otterholt (who learnt it from Roberto Bagnoli) at his course for Balkanplus in London, 2018.
Date Written 2018-9-10.

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 Roberto Bagnoli or Lee Otterholt.

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