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Philippine Folk Dance – Tiklos

Philippine Folk Dance - Tiklos Dance

Tiklos (also called “pintakasi”) is the Waray equivalent to the “bayanihan”. Groups of people work for somebody without hoping for anything in return. They work odd jobs like clearing forests, digging the earth for wells, moving a nipa hut to a new location or even building a house! In all …

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Indian Folk Dance – Lavni

Indian Folk Dance - Lavni

Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which particulary performed to the enchanting beats of ‘Dholak’, an drum like instrument. This dance is performed by attractive women wearing nine-yard saris. The women gyrate on the pulsating beats of traditional music. The word Lavani originates from “Lavanya”, meaning beauty. …

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Hungarian traditional folk dance 2: Eleki

A Hungarian folk dance. Romanian dance from Elek. Elek is in Hungary, next to the Romanian border. The story of the coreography: There’s a man who does the hoseworks and falls asleep. He dreams the dancers. When he wakes up, he continues the sweeping and he finds a red ribbon… …

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KONAN : Philippine Folk Dance from Pangasinan

The name of the dance is derived from the old Spanish-era silver coin the “conant”. It is notable that Pangasinan folk and traditional dances are fond of dance props. Popular among these props are the bangko, coconut shells with lighted candles inside, fans, wine glasses, sticks, takuko,…

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Calusul, Romanian folk dance

This is the full sound track of the famous Romanian folk dance, Calusul. I’ve combined it with a few pics and a tv clip (stripped of audio) I’ve found on the Net. Calusul is danced at this incredible speed mostly in the South of Romania, particularly in Oltenia.

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Tammurriata – A folk dance of south of Italy

I took this vid in Pagani (Italy) on the occasion of the festival of “Madonna delle Galline”. It was amazing – a lot of people dancing Tammurriata all over the streets! Note: I’d like to say a small note of thanks to all of the people who are in this …

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