Saturday, October 12, 2013

Israel, Russia & Albania: Four Fun Dances for October

Monday night dancing in Petaluma continues, and we're learning some great dances! 

Coming up this month:
  • Zuz Mitzad Letzad - a lively and fun contemporary Israeli dance choreographed by Yaron Carmel in 2007; I particularly love the translated lyrics - "Whoever is dancing will get respect, and if you don't know how then it's time to learn, move from side to side, whoa whoa."
  • Shir Al Etz - an older Israeli favorite in waltz tempo danced to a beautiful traditional Yiddish melody
  • Ya Da Kalinushku Lomala - a Russian women's circle dance
  • Valle e Rrajces - Nadav Nur will be coming on October 17 to teach this Albanian dance introduced by Steve Kotansky at Mendocino Folklore Camp
And note that Santa Rosa Vecherinka will be providing live Bulgarian and Macedonian music for our annual Holiday Folk Dance Party on Monday, December 9, 7-9:30 p.m.


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  2. Oh, HELLO, Carol,

    And a warm mazel tov for this year of too much food and joyous celebrating with Chanukah 5774 and Thanksgiving 2013 coming together!! I've studied and research ethnocultural and tradition based arts and musics since the very early 1960's and know that folk dances are one of the happiest, healthiest, and joyous ways to advance and extend one's love of one's own or others' cultures. ethnicity, and religious practices.

    I am a researcher, scholar, and folk musician living and working in Manhattan, New York City, and hope to visit the general Marin County area sometime during the next year. I would wish to connect with others of like interests and mind during my trip. You seem to be interested in folk dances and the cultural arts. So, I contact you with hope of finding a like minded friend or someone who may know of other(s) similarly like minded and interested.

    Thank you. Happy Chanukah, belated Happy Thanksgiving, Chag Sameach.


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