PINOSAVKA II

Serbian

 
PRONUNCIATION: pee-noh-SAHV-kah two
 
TRANSLATION: From Pinosava
 
SOURCE: Dick Oakes learned this dance from members of the Serbian community in Los Angeles, California, and subsequently taught it to folk dancers in the United States.
 
BACKGROUND: Pinosavka II is of the U Šest family of Serbian kolo dances, which includes such dances as Senjačko, Staro Ratarsko, and Žabarka. There are several variants of the dance known.
 
MUSIC: Festival Records (45rpm) F-4018
Mediterranean Records (45rpm) 4003
 
FORMATION:Open cir of mixed M and W linked together in "Q" pos, L hand on hip, fingers fwd, thumb bwd; R hand through elbow of person to R, hand relaxed, with wrist on lower forearm of person to R (as if being escorted); leader's R hand on waist or holding middle of vest.
 
METER/RHYTHM: 2/4
 
STEPS/STYLE: Danced in typically Serbian style, the body is held erect and the ftwk is small. Leg action is with a soft flexing of the knees ("makano koleno") and wt, although seemingly on the entire ft, tends to be predominantly on the fwd portion while heel contact with the floor is incidental.
 

MEASMOVEMENT DESCRIPTION

 
 INTRODUCTION - None.
 
 THE DANCE
 
1Facing diag R, step R (ct 1); softly bend R knee (ct &); step L (ct 2); softly bend L knee (ct &);
2Facing ctr, step R swd (ct 1); step on ball of L in back of R (ct 2); step R in place (ct &);
3Step L swd (ct 1); step on ball of R in back of L (ct 2); step L in place (ct &);
4Step R swd (ct 1); step on ball of L in back of R (ct 2); step R in place (ct &).
 
5Facing diag L, step L swd on ball of ft (ct 1); step R in front of L (ct &); step L swd on ball of ft (ct 2); step R in front of L (ct &).

NOTE: Meas 5 moves slightly diag fwd L.

 
6Facing ctr, step L slightly bwd with heels twd L (ct 1); step R slightly bwd with heels twd R (ct 2); step L slightly bwd with heels twd L (ct &);
7Repeat action of meas 6 with opp ftwk;
8Step L slightly bwd with heels twd L (ct 1); turning to face diag R, step R (ct 2); step L across in front of R (ct &).
 
 Repeat entire dance from beg.

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