Very simple Medieval circle dance from Andrea Sangiorgio.
Turkish song and dance in 7/8 about a fisherman in the Black Sea, adapted by Rainer Kotzian. You can develop this by learning the song and dance, introduce the accompaniment using body percussion, practise the percussion with mallets and transfer to tuned percussion.
Composing Rhythm and Movement, a South African dance and song from Rainer Kotzian.
Mom Bar is an Armenian dance which I learned from Andrea Ostertag (Or -Institute Salzburg). It is published by Fidula Verlag in a collection of various Folk dances. Though being in 10/8 (3+2+2+3), which might sound challenging, this circle dance is easy to perform, placing the steps on the rst three macrobeats of the bar: RLR towards the right, LRL towards the centre of the circle, again RLR towards the right, and LRL outwards. The melody is repeated many times over a dynamic arch from p to f and back to p. Along with the simple steps – to be performed with closed eyes, ‘sensing’ the neighbours through the little ngers – the music gives a sort of meditative character to the experience of dancing and with this an intimate fusion within the group where the sense of self can temporarily and safely dissolve. It works well with children from 8-9 years old and, in my experience, provides a very good way to feel a sense of unity within the group.
A dance in couples from Switzerland, process by Andrea Sangiorgio.
Composing with movement and form, Russian Dance from Rainer Kotzian.
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