Macedonia

STAROTIKVESCO- MACEDONIA

“The old Tikves dance” is the literal translation of a Southeast European dance style known as Starotikvesco. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from a region called “Tikves” located in the Republic of Macedonia. Furthermore, this dance is mainly performed by males and comprises of a “slow-fast” tempo. In addition, this dance consists […]

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POVRATENO- MACEDONIA

“Returned back” is the literal translation of a Southeast European dance style known as Povrateno. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from a region called “Skopje” located in Republic of Macedonia. Furthermore, this dance style is mainly performed by women, and comprises of “medium fast feet movements”. In addition, like many other Macedonian […]

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LEVENTIKOS- MACEDONIA

Also commonly referred to as “Litos, Kucano, Neso, and Bufskoto Oro” is a Southeast European dance form known as Leventikos. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from region such as Resen and Bitola located in western Macedonia. Furthermore, this dance style is also popular in a town called Florina located in Greece. In […]

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POTRCULKA- MACEDONIA

“Hurrying dance” is the literal translation of a Southeast European form of dancing known as Potrculka. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from a town called Kocani located in the Republic of Macedonia. Furthermore, this dance is mainly performed by women, and comprises of “medium fast movements”. In addition, this dance is performed […]

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PEMBE- MACEDONIA

Performed mainly by a male and female is a Southeast European dance style known as Pembe. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from a city called Veles located in Republic of Macedonia. Furthermore, this dance is renowned for comprising of “stable feet movements”. In addition, the dancers perform to a 2/4 rhythm. A. […]

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OSOGOVKA- MACEDONIA

Originating from a “mountainous” region is a Southeast European dance known as Osogovka. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from villages found in the Osogovo Mountain located in Georgia. Furthermore, this dance is renowned for its music, rhythm, and costumes. A. History/origin of Osogovka: In terms of history/origin of this Macedonian folk dance […]

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KOPACKA- MACEDONIA

Originally named “Sitnata” (meaning the small/fine one) is a Southeast European dance style known as Kopacka. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from region called Pijanec located in the eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Furthermore, this dance comprises of “fast” feet movements, and is mainly performed by men. In addition, this […]

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JENI JOL- MACEDONIA

Belonging to a community called “Romani” is a Southeast European dance form known as Jeni Jol. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from a region called Skojpe located in Macedonia. Furthermore, this dance style is mainly performed by women. In addition, the dancers arrange themselves in a curved line before performing. A. History/origin […]

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GLUVO-NEMO- MACEDONIA

Gluvo-Nemo is a form of Southeast European dancing which when literally translated into English means “deaf and mute dance”. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from the Mala Reka and the Galicnik region located in Macedonia. Furthermore, this dance is performed without the use of any form of music. In addition, it is […]

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CRPI VODA JANO- MACEDONIA

“Draw water” is the literal English translation of Crpi Voda Jano, a Southeast European dance style. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from the Skopje region located in the Republic of Macedonia. This dance style is performed by both males as well as females. Furthermore, this dance involves the use of extremely “steady” […]

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