The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)
Unlike the traditional Lesnoto danced to three measures, this is a five-measure dance taught by Anatol Joukowsky.
Translation: Light, easy dance
Pronunciation: LEHS-noh-toh OH-roh
Rhythm: The rhythm is slow-quick-quick (3 + 2 + 2 = 7) and is counted here in three dancer's beats with the first being the longest. The tempo gradually accelerates to 7/16.
Music: "Nedo le, arna devojko." Contains the clarinet solo of "Ravno oro." And contains an unusual chord: Bb+Db+D+F, possibly by accident, possibly as an ornamentation.
Formation: Open cir of mixed M and W with hands joined and held at shldr height in "W" pos, hands slightly fwd. When danced only by M, hands often are placed on neighbor's shldrs in "T" pos.
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.