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Giocu di Ausi de la Cobadin

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BACKGROUND

Information: A dance.

Residents of Cobadin were removed from near the Greek border in Bulgaria, thus the dance has a distinct Greek flavor.

Translation: Dance of the elders of the Aromân (Vlach) town of Cobadin.

Pronunciation: JYOH-coo dee OW-shee de la koh-bah-DEEN

Source: Presented at 1992 University of the Pacific Folk Dance Camp (now Stockton Folk Dance Camp) by Theodore Vasilescu.

Region: Romania

Meter: 4/4

Formation: Danced in lines with hands joined shoulder high.

Description: Richard Duree


MEAS FIGURE

  Introduction.
1-4 Introduction, no movement
 
A.   Figure A.
1 Step fwd in LOD on L ft (ct 1); flex L knee and lift R ft bkwd (ct 2); stamp R ft slightly fwd (ct 3); straighten L knee and lift R leg fwd, flexed (ct 4).
2 Rpt mvt of meas 1 on opp ftwk.
3 Rpt mvt of meas 1.
4 Step-close-step RLR in LOD (cts 1,2,3); hold (ct 4).
5-8 Rpt mvt of meas 1-4.
 
B.   Figure B.
1 Fall fwd on L ft in LOD and lift R ft behind L knee (ct 1); step bkwd on R ft (ct 2); face ctr and step-close-step LRL in RLOD (ct 3&4).
2 Rpt mvt of meas 1 with opp ftwk and direction.
3 Rpt fall on L ft in LOD (ct 1); step bkwd on R ft and lean bkwd (ct 2); step-close-step LRL fwd in LOD (cts 3&4). Turn to face ctr on last step.
4 Scuff R heel fwd twd ctr, lift R knee (ct 1); step-close-step RLR in RLOD (cts 2&3); scuff L heel fwd twd ctr, lift L knee (ct 4).
 
C.   Figure C.
1 Hop on R ft (ct 1); step in place on L ft (ct &); step L fwd diag on R ft (ct 2); step in place on L ft (ct &); rpt mvt of cts 1&2& on opp ftwk (cts 3&4&).
2 Hop on R ft and kick L ft fwd low (ct 1); step in place on L ft (ct &); hop on L ft (ct 2); step in place on R ft (ct &); rpt mvt of cts 1&2& of meas 1.
3 Rpt mvt of meas 1,2 on opp ftwk.
NOTE Free knee is lifted fwdthroughout figure.
 
D.   Figure D.
1 Step firmly in place on L ft and twist body slightly R with R leg fwd low (ct 1); step to R on R ft and twist slightly L with L ft fwd low (ct 2); step-close-step LRL to L (cts 3&4).
2 Step in place on R ft and thrust L ft fwd low (ct 1); step-close-step LRL to L (cts 2&3); stamp R ft in place without weight (ct 4).
3-4 Rpt mvt of meas 1,2 with opp ftwk and direction.
 
  Repeat entire dance from beginning.

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