Definitions

from The 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.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Accompanying Wanderers at Heart

  • Determined scraps of folk-dance: out-takes, perhaps, from Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will.

    Political Mother and Babel (words)

  • 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.

    The Concerts Are Free. The Composers Weren't

  • ARMY BAND CONCERT, Hungarian folk-dance theme; take a picnic and lawn chairs. 6 p.m.,

    Prince George's County community calendar, July 8-15, 2010

  • 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.

    Kate Lowenstein: The West Bank: A Firsthand Look

  • Fraternal and folk-dance groups, summer-camps, shuls, choruses, and other activities remained, but far smaller and more insular.

    Robert Gibbs and Obama: no more Mr. nice guy

  • 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.

    Bonnaroo: No Need to Work This Crowd - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Her dances, which served as a source of inspiration for many folk-dance choreographers, are still danced today.

    Leah Bergstein.

  • 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.

    Leah Bergstein.

  • Sharon was a member of the folk-dance delegation to the Jewish Youth Festival in Prague in 1947 and in Budapest in 1950.

    Mirali Sharon.

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