Breaza dance types

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Breaza dance form

The Breaza type of dances are grouped by their syncopated quick-slow-quick-slow-slow rhythm. This musical syncopation has similarities to the Carpathian Brâul from the same region. The lively steps and bouncy style also suggest the Breaza is derived from the Carpathian shepherds dances.

The formation is varied;

Breaza dance types

These dances are found around the elbow of the Carpathians in north Muntenia, south east Transylvania and south west Moldavia. From these regions variants have diffused though the Muntenian plain, western Moldavia and Dobrogea.


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