Romanian Şchioapa dance

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Şchioapa

Şchioapa dance form

This category includes all dances with a musical rhythm of "short-short-short-long". This includes both 9/16 (2+2+2+3) and 5/8 (2+2+2+4).

Musically the 9/16 (2+2+2+3) in similar to the Bulgarian Dajčovo, although in the Bulgarian one tends to play the rhythm as 2+2+2+(2+1) and in the Romanian 2+2+2+(1+1+1).

Şchioapa chain dance types

In terms of dance choreography, there are two dance types placed under this musical rhythm category;

Choreographic form, motifs, music

type names form structure motifs music
Şchioapa Şchioapa, Hodoroaga circle, hand hold, men shoulder hold

bi-directional Hora

 

grapevine 5/8
Cadâneasca Cadâneasca circle, hand hold bi-directional Hora hop-step-step-step 9/16

References

BUCSAN, A. (1971) Specificul Dansului Popular Românesc, Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste România.

GIURCHESCU, A. & BLOLAND, S. (1995) Romanian Traditional Dance, "Mill Valley, California", Wild Flower Press.

POPESCU-JUDET, G. (1967?) Jocuri Populare Din Dobrogea, Casa Regionala.

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