The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)
Information: A dance.
Musical arrangement by Pece Atanasovski and recorded on his Makedonski Narodni Ora i Pesni (Macedonian Folk Dances and Poems), Side A, Band 2 Jugodisk LPD-0328 [vinyl] = Jugodisk BDN-0866.
Translation: It's gone
Pronunciation: OH-dehn-oh OH-roh
Šetnja has a step R, behind step L, step R, Odeno is more of a step R, step together L, step R.
(S = slow; q= quick) Odeno has a W position. On the first SS, the hands are steady, but on the first qqS, Pece slightly pumped his arms up and down. When the dance gets faster, the hands come down, but there are no arm swings, like many people do with Šetnja.
Odeno: When I see this (rarely) here, the leader calls both variations. First the Šetnja like one that starts in with R SSqqS and out with L crossing forward at end SSqqS. The second variation is the same dance rhythm, but the in part is to the side (maybe slightly pointed in) and the lefts become closes. The out is the same, but necessarily tighter.
Richard Maurer, Sunnyvale, California
This page © 2018 by Ron Houston.
Please do not copy any part of this page without including this copyright notice.
Please do not copy small portions out of context.
Please do not copy large portions without permission from Ron Houston.