Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A popular dance, or the music for it, which originates in the same way as a folk-song and is similarly transmitted by tradition. Folk-dances and folksongs are always historically intermingled.
“Lauren Lancaster for The Wall Street Journal Serdar Ilhan and Mehmet Dede, the founders of the festival "At any given brass-band show you're bound to see traditional folk-dance circles alongside a younger crowd doing crazy interpretive dances," said Adam Pogoff , the producer of "Brasslands," a forthcoming documentary about Balkan brass music.”
“Determined scraps of folk-dance: out-takes, perhaps, from Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will.”
“The program will also introduce New York audiences to the music of Alexander Tansman (1897-1986), who in his Paris exile composed spirited mazurkas that blend folk-dance motifs from his native Poland with elements of French Impressionism and the blues.”
“ARMY BAND CONCERT, Hungarian folk-dance theme; take a picnic and lawn chairs. 6 p.m.,”
“My host's buoyant folk-dance teacher, Moustafa, has been heroically driving us around the West Bank showing us all kinds of things we wouldn't otherwise have had access to.”
“Fraternal and folk-dance groups, summer-camps, shuls, choruses, and other activities remained, but far smaller and more insular.”
“There was another contender, too: Battles, whose math-rock intricacies arrive with overlays of folk-dance melodic zigzags and hints of loop and echo machines going haywire.”
“Her dances, which served as a source of inspiration for many folk-dance choreographers, are still danced today.”
“The troupe appeared throughout the country, performing for soldiers during the War of Independence, at conferences and at the folk-dance festivals on Kibbutz Daliyyah.”
“Sharon was a member of the folk-dance delegation to the Jewish Youth Festival in Prague in 1947 and in Budapest in 1950.”
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