PRONUNCIATION: JEEN-goor-eet-suh TRANSLATION: From the village of Džingura. SOURCE: Dick Oakes learned this dance from Yves Moreau who learned it in 1972 and introduced it to folk dancers in the United States. BACKGROUND: Džingurica (or Skudrinka) comes from the Zbornik Balgarski Narodni Hora, CHS Sofia. MUSIC: Laridaine ML-3 (LP) side A, band 2
Sheet Music: Vancouver International Folk Dancers Music Book, Vol. 2., Deborah Jones, 1982.
FORMATION: Open circle of mixed M & W with hands joined at shldr height in "W" pos. METER/RHYTHM: 9/8. The rhythm is quick-quick-quick-quick-slow (2-2-2-3). It is counted in even numbered meas as 1, 2, 3, 4. Count 4 is split in two during the odd numbered meas to produce a different rhythm (2-2-2-1-2) that is counted 1, 2, 3, 4&. STEPS/STYLE: ČUKČE: Raise and lower heel of supporting ft, coming down on the beat.
Style is light with proud movements. Step on balls of ft.
MEAS MOVEMENT DESCRIPTION INTRODUCTION - 2 meas of drum music THE DANCE 1 Turning to face L and simultaneously bringing arms fwd and down to sides, step R across in front of L (ct 1); hop on R, swinging L leg twd ctr close to ground (ct 2); step L across in front of R in LOD (ct 3); small leap R in LOD (ct 4); continuing LOD, step L (ct &); 2 4 walking steps R, L, R, L in LOD turning to face ctr on fourth step (cts 1,2,3,4). 3 Facing ctr, touch R heel diag R simultaneously bringing hands to "W" pos (ct 1); step R in place next to L (ct 2); touch L heel slightly fwd (ct 3); Čukče R (ct 4). Step L in place next to R (ct &); 4 Step R, L, R, L in place (cts 1,2,3,4). 5 Facing ctr, bring R ft behind L calf, swinging R knee to R with simultaneous light bounce on L (ct 1); twist R leg and knee to ctr with simultaneous light bounce on L (ct 2); step R twd ctr (ct 3); small Čukče R (ct 4); step L fwd (ct &). 6 4 walking steps R, L, R, L twd ctr (cts 1,2,3,4). 7-8 Repeat action of meas 5-6, but moving bwd away from ctr. Repeat entire dance from beg.
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