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Skopska Crnagorka

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BACKGROUND

Information: A dance.

Typical "Soborski" dance performed during all kind of celebrations weddings, religious holidays, and other ceremonies. Many ensembles of the former Yugoslavia used Skopska Crnogorka as their required token Macedonian dance, as did the Bulgarian ensemble Pirin.

Translation: Skopje's black mountain

Pronunciation: SKOHP-skah tser-nah-GOHR-kah

Source: Ilija Ilievski, of Rashtak, taught it to Kočo Racin ensemble, which became Tanec, which Ilija advised.

Origin: Skopje Region, the villages of the mountain Skopska Crna Gora. According to the research of sisters Janković (Narodne Igre III), the name of the dance until WWII was Sitna Lisa or Mala Lisa. This dance was also part of the program of the group of villagers of village Rashtak during their performances at the International Festival in Germany in 1938. After WWII, this group was part of the repertoire of the ensemble Kočo Racin and later professional ensemble Tanec.

Region: Rashtak and other villages in the Skopska Crna Gora (Skopje Black Mountain) hills just north of Skopje, Macedonia.


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