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Lesnoto oro

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Anatol Joukowsky Information: A dance.

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

Meter: 7/8

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.

Region: Macedonia

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.


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