A girls’ song sounds from the darkness. They are getting ready to dance. The boys from the neighbouring villages want to stand out against each other to show who will be in charge of this dance. The victory is theirs, the girls join them in a seven-step dance, the ZIBENŠRIT folk dance.
DANCES FROM GORENJSKA
Girls begin a set of dances by dancing VEVRCA or a squirrel dance. Boys join in with the song Sredi vasi zavriskamo or In the middle of the village we shout and cheer and then they dance the VEVRCA together. The ŠPACIRVALCER dance or a strolling waltz follows.
DANCES FROM KOROŠKA
The dances shown in a set originated in the surroundings of Ljubno ob Savinji. The DRGLCA and TRABLAN dances are specific to this part of Slovenia only. At the beginning of the set, male and female dancers dance SPREJEMALKA.
DANCES FROM THE SAVINJA REGION
A lonely shepherd plays the flute in the shade of white birches. Fairies are attracted by a gentle sound as they love dancing. But woe to him who observes them! The shepherd is frightened and runs away.
DANCES FROM BELA KRAJINA
Dances from Kozjansko contain some elements that are not known anywhere else in Slovenia. The set presents a fair after working together. The dancers perform the ČINDARA dance, which sometimes ended the party.
DANCES FROM KOZJANSKO
The wedding dances or Styrian dances are lively and brisk, similar to other Slovenian dances. The set of dances shows the arrival of the wedding guests from the wedding ceremony and a wedding party. A spear carrier or a flag-bearer was sometimes a compulsory companion to the wedding guests and a wedding procession.
DANCES FROM ŠTAJERSKA
Goričko is situated the north-eastern corner of Slovenia, squeezed between the Austrian and Hungarian borders. Dances in Goričko are more temperamental, movements are jerkily, steps are emphasized and related to body shaking.
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