Tag Archives: Folk Dance


Néptánc

Main Text:  Néptánc Background on Informant:  My informant is originally from Romania, specifically the Transylvania region that is intermixed with Romanian and Hungarian roots. They came to the United States at 24 and have been here since. They are very knowledgable with the cultural context of Romania and Hungary, having grown up in Szekely tradition… Continue Reading »

A Dance for the Feminine Divine

The Interviewer will be referred to as ‘I’, and the informant as ‘B’. Translations for Hindi words will be italicised and in parentheses. The Informant is a 34-year-old Gujarati woman, born and raised in Gujarat. B: Garba is the folk dance of Gujarat, and a religious—also very social and happy—event that originates in Gujarat, but… Continue Reading »

Καλαματιανός/Kalamatianos (Dance)

DESCRIPTION Καλαματιανός (Kalamatianos) is also a greek folk dance that is performed alongside the folk song with the same name.  It is to be performed in a faster Syrtos, 4/4 rhythm.  It is, like it’s musical counterpart, performed at festivals, parties, weddings, and Glendis (Greek Nightclub parties). “It [Καλαματιανός (Kalamatianos)] is also the most basic… Continue Reading »