Damat Halyı – a Turkish dance?

See: https://folkdancefootnotes.org/dance/a-real-folk-dance-what-is-it/about/damat-halayi-a-turkish-dance/

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  1. Damat Halyı (no dot over the i) has a tune identical to that of a Greek dance taught by Joe Graziosi at Balkan Camp a few years ago (even closer than the examples you gave). The dance itself is not that far from some other Turkish dances I have seen. Thracian and other non-central Anatolian dances can be quite varied. There is on YouTube one contributor who put up videos of a street dance in which Turkish men did many dances we think of as Slavic Macedonian, but with Turkish names (sometimes the same, sometimes in translation, e.g. “Crnogorka” becomes “Karadağ”). I am asking around about the bachelor’s dance.


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