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- March 31, 2014 at 8:20 pm #346443
Croatian dance traditionally refers to a series of folk-dances, the most common being the Kolo. Croatian dance varies by region, and can be found throughout the various regions of Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Hungary, and Romania. The traditional kolo is a circle dance, where dancers follow each other around the circle, is relatively simple in form and widespread throughout other Slavic countries. Due to immigration, Croatian folk dance groups are prevalent throughout the diaspora, most notably the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany.
Music is a very important part of Croatian folk dance, with of the most common instruments used are the tamburica, lijerica, jedinka, šargija, gusle, bagpipe, and accordion. Today, kolo is danced at weddings, baptisms, holidays such as Easter, and ethnic festivals.
My favorite is Nijemo kolo
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland
Folkore – Dalmatinska Zagora, Croatia
I just copy and paste my comment and posted as topic. Drug Karpivna gave me the idea
I put a small representation about a Nijemo kolo because it is a part of my cultural heritage (my roots are from dinaric cultural area). It would be very nice if other post their folk dance from their region of Croatia or dance which can be identified with their cultural heritage.March 31, 2014 at 8:52 pm #430764
Dinaric area folklore looks so exotic and oriental,very non-slavic.March 31, 2014 at 9:32 pm #430765
Depends how do you look. Slavic culture in dinaric area is more arhaic than slavic culture on slavic west. South Slavs have more influence from Orient rather from West so it`s seems that culture is exotic. That doesn`t mean that our culture is not slavic. From our perspective west slavic culture looks more like German/Austrian, mainly west culture, rather than Slavic. It is just perception from which someone look.September 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm #430766
AnonymousSeptember 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm #430767
A lot dances from all ex-Yu and other things regarding folklore
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