Mayim Mayim - Summary

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Region Israel
Formation Circle. W-hold.
Dance Structure ((A x 4) + (B x 2) + C + (D1 x 2) + (D2 x 2)) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar & 4 bars/phrase except for Part C which is a 1 bar phrase.
Introduction 2 bars.
Part A Grapevine to the L starting R across infront.
Part B In in R leap lowering arms, run (L, R, L) raising arms to high V. Ditto but out backwards lowering & raising arms to W.
Part C Run 3 steps L, hop.
Part D1 R hop x 2 touching L (across infront, side behind). Ditto.
Part D2 Part D1 in mirror image but clap above head when L touch across infront.
Authentic version Grapevine: not flying. Shouts: none (learn song). Touches side behind: not to the side. Claps: not overhead.
Source Mostly based 'Palestine Folk Dance Series No. 3' (pub. 1946 by Lion the Printer for the Zionist Organisation Youth Department) downloaded from 2010/8/27. Styling details, where different, remembered from having done it in various casual international folk dance events in the UK previously.
Date Written 2010-09-06 to 2010-09-13. Updated 2012-04-26.

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 these notes, go to a dance class where it is taught or refer directly to the definitive historical publication, 'Palestine Folk Dance Series No. 3', upon which these notes are largely based.

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