Mesho gorani - Summary

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Region Armenia
Formation Circle. No hold.
Dance Structure ((A x 2) + (B x 2)) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 2 counts/bar, 8 bars/phrase.
Introduction None.
Part A Triple step starting R raising R arm & travelling acw. Mirror (still travelling acw).
Part B (R turning to L, L close) raising hands infront of chest & turn. (L turning back, R close) & lowering hands.
With scarves option Scarf in each hand.
Source Tineke van Geel (who got it from Paylak Sarkisian in 2003) at her Armenian course in Brecon, 2005. Scarves addition suggested by Bo┼╝ena Lawrence at Youlgrave in August 2015. More styling details from Tineke van Geel in her COVID-19 online class for Folk Arts Center of New England 2020/6/28.
Date Written 2006/1/19. Typo correction 2015/8/22. Scarves addition 2015/8/31. More styling 2020/6/28.

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 Tineke van Geel or Paylak Sarkisian.

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