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    Anonymous

    [img width=700 height=425]http://www.jizni-morava.cz/doc/img/tmp/tmp_10726.jpg” />

    I'm quite fascinated by this folk dance, so here are a few pics and videos, first from the area of Podluží in Southern Moravia.

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    J09 Verbuňk z Podluží I (DivX)

    J10 Verbuňk z Podluží II (DivX)

    J11 Verbuňk z Podluží III (DivX)

    J12 Verbuňk z Podluží IV (DivX)

    J13 Trnavský verbuňk z Podluží (DivX)

    J14 Husarský verbuňk z Podluží (DivX)

    #432035

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    And now some info. :D The Verbuňk is a men's folk dance from Slovácko region in Southern Moravia, Czech Republic. It is also on UNESCO's list. The word "verbuňk" comes from the German "werbung", which in this case doesn't mean comersials but rather the recruiting of new soldiers or better said dancers, as back in the days dancers were recruited to the army to entertain the soldiers. The verbuňk has only a general frame inside which the dancers can improvize – it has no set coreography. Up until the early 1900s the dance was quite uniform throughout the region but then it came to slight differences between the areas. So certain figures are usual for some areas while elsewhere different figures. Due to the improvisation the dance is alive and keeps on changing through the years. Generally there are 4 greater variations of the verbuňk – the one from Podluží (which I already presented), from Hanácko Slovácko, Horňácko and Dolňácko, which is divided into variants from Strážnice, Kyjov, Uhersko Hradiště and Uherský Brod.

    And here I also must protest! Pentaz, I know you ment it only well – the pics are great – but ruin the post about podlužácký verbuňk as the dancers are from, well, everywhere but Podluží. :) Otherwise I intend to present all of the variations by region. If you mind, the pics would be more suited in this post, if not, well, what shall I do …

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    #432038

    Anonymous

    Verbuňk from Horňácko.

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    Verbuňk Jede šohaj z Vídňa

    #432039

    Anonymous

    Verbuńk from Uherský Brod

    D15 Verbuňk z Uherskobrodska (DivX)

    Verbuňk from Popovice

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    [img width=428 height=700]http://www.nulk.cz/files%5Cmff%5Cpicture%5Corig%5Cverbunk01.jpg” />

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    Mff Strážnice 2010 Jakub Tomala

    Verbuňk from Svatobořice-Mistřín

    H12 Verbuňk z Ratíškovic (DivX)

    #432040

    Anonymous

    Nice thread Štajerc…you got that dance also in Slovenia maybe?

    #432041

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    Nice thread Štajerc…you got that dance also in Slovenia maybe?

    Well, no, we don't, that's why I fancy it – something different. :D We have the polka and waltz, of course, but no verbuňk. :( There is a Croatian village called Mikulova in that area (Southern Moravia, Podluží to be precise) and they have a few specific folk dances which are similar to other Moravian dances but yet different (like the vrteňa or svatební tanec) but they don't perform the vebuňk. Is their music in your opinion close to Croatian folk music (perhaps to Burgenland Croats)?

    J22 Vrtěná Chorvatů z Mikulova II (DivX)

    J20 Svatební tanec Chorvatů z Mikulova (DivX)

    #432042

    Anonymous

    Interesting :) So this spoon dance is also Verbuňk?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sBI6s1pr3c

    #432043

    Anonymous
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    Interesting :) So this spoon dance is also Verbuňk?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sBI6s1pr3c

    No, this spoon dance isn't verbuňk though they have a similar men's couple dance there aswell. I forgot how it is called but I can try to find it again and post it here. Btw, the dancers in your clip seem to be Slovakian, am I right? As I read that there is a similar dance, called verbunk (not verbuňk) in Slovakia and Hungary, which is a dance of Hussars going to the army. Otherwise, there are a few similar dances that look a bit like verbuňk (like hošije f.ex.) in Slovácko region, but are not.

    Like I wrote, the verbuňk usually has no strict coreography but is improvised, though the dancers usually use some already existing figures that are more or less distinct for his region. It usually goes like that: first the dancer/s sing one stanza of a folk song (with or without background music of the band). Then they dance at a slower pace, accompanied by dechova hudba (plehmuska po naš') or a cimbalom band. The band then starts playing at a faster pace and the dancer's mouvement becomes faster, introducing other figures to the dance. When the music stops the dancer usually shouts out something like "muziko, úvrati" and the band plays another fast stanza. That's then the end. Although somewhere they sing one stanza, dance the slow part, sing a second stanza and dance the fast part. The verbuňk is usually done to a music called "new Hungarian songs", mostly played by  cimbalom bands (instruments used differ among areas) though as you can see in the verbuňks from Podluží I and IV (in my first post), the music is played by dechovka.

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    #432045

    Anonymous

    SvetovidSlovenski, here is the video of the spoon dance I mentioned. Not verbuňk though.

    J16 Vařajková z Podluží (DivX)

    #432046

    Anonymous
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    SvetovidSlovenski, here is the video of the spoon dance I mentioned. Not verbuňk though.

    Yes this is dance form Slovakia but is very similar without spones :) Give me sources and more informations about this dance verbuňk. Any scientific article will be very good if you have :)

    #432047

    Anonymous

    This is an absolutely beautiful, and very interesting, thread. Thank you, Štajerc. :)

    #432048

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    Yes this is dance form Slovakia but is very similar without spones :) Give me sources and more informations about this dance verbuňk. Any scientific article will be very good if you have :)

    http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00011&RL=00147

    http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slov%C3%A1ck%C3%BD_verbu%C5%88k

    http://www.nulk.cz/Informace.aspx?sid=138&em=9

    http://en.czech-unesco.org/slovacko-verbunk/introduction/

    http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00147

    I guess it's more or less the same written everywhere …

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    This is an absolutely beautiful, and very interesting, thread. Thank you, Štajerc. :)

    Thank you! :)

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