Bregovsko Horo BREH-gohf-skoh hoh-ROH. Bregovo is a small Bulgarian town (2009 pop. 2,592) near the Serbian/Romanian/Bulgarian border, on the Timok river, in the province of Vidin. Breg means “shore”, ovo indicates a location; Bregovo means “on or at the shore”. Bregovo’s location would lead one to guess that dances from there would have Serbian and/or Romanian influences, and in this case one’s guess would be bang on.
Yves Moreau introduced Bregovsko Horo to North American dancers in 1974. The dance has remained remarkably consistent both among recreational folk dancers and in Bulgaria, where, though I haven’t found any Living “village” examples, it is a popular performance dance. The performers, however, have added several variations on the basic sequence.