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Dancing in Central Poland to live music in the center of Moscow
The musicians and dance leaders: Maria Stamper (violin), Przemyslaw Boguslavsky (percussion, dancing master), Maniucha Bikont (clarinet, dancing master). They will also masterly, like jugglers, manage to play the clarinet and traditional percussion instruments, and the violin base will be created by Maria Stampen. Participants of the three-day master class on immersion in Polish traditional music “Moscow oberki”will play music with poles.
In addition to Polish musicians, participants of a three-day master class on immersion in Polish traditional music will participate in music making.
The poles are widely known for five folk dances-Krakowiak, Polonaise, Mazur (Mazurka), oberek and kujawiak. And each region has its own dancing Krakowiak and mazurkas, and each dance has its own costume.
Krakowiak is a Polish folk dance. It originated in the Cracow Voivodeship, but since a long time (its existence is attested already in the 14th century) it has spread throughout Poland, preim. in the gentry environment, and then in the peasant life. Just like the Polonaise, It was called the” big dance ” (taniec wielki) and had celebrations. the character of the military procession; over time, it became more diverse, but retained, however, two-Dold. At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, K. was of great importance in the process of establishing the identity of the Polish musical culture.
Polonaise (French: polonaise, from polonais — Polish) is a Polish dance. It was developed on the basis of folk dance – a procession of a sedate, solemn character. In Nar. in everyday life, the Polonaise was a four-part dance, performed at rural festivals that opened with a slow, “walking” (chodzony) dance, as well as during the return of farmers from field work; it was accompanied by a small orchestra. an ensemble, sometimes consisting only of violinists. Among the gentry, the Polonaise was danced by men who gave it a militant character. In the process of evolution, the dance became a three-danced dance, and women began to take part in it.
Mazurka (mazurek) is a Polish folk dance. The name comes from the inhabitants of Masovia — masura, who first appeared this dance. The musical size is 3/4 or 3/8, the tempo is fast. Frequent sharp accents, shifting to the second, and sometimes to the third part of the beat.
KUJAWIAK (kujawika) is a Polish folk dance (kujawiaks are the inhabitants of Kuyavia; hence the name of the dance). The tempo of the music is moderate; the size is 3/4; the melody is smooth, with typical accents on different parts of the beat.
OBEREK (oberek) is a Polish folk dance. The tempo of the dance is fast, the size is 3/4; on the 3rd share of each 2nd bar-a sharp accent, accompanied by a stomping.
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