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Skopska Crnagorka

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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, that became Tanec, which Ilija advised.

Origin: Skopje Region, the villages in the foothills of the mountain Skopska Crna Gora. According to the research of sisters Janković (Narodne Igre III), the name of the dance until WWII was Laka Lisa or Dlga Lisa. This dance was also part of the program of the group of villagers of village Rashtak during their performances from about 1935 until WWII. After WWII, Ilija Ilievski of Rashtak introduced the dance to the ensemble Kočo Racin and later to the professional ensemble Tanec.

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


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