Srpkinja – Serbian Children’s dance

Srpkinja (SRRP-kee nyah) is a song and dance composed about 1903 by Isidor Bajić, to fill a need for ballroom dances with a Serbian peasant flavor that also didn’t offend genteel urban tastes. The song and dance were a hit, became part of a play, then later Bajić incorporated it into an opera. For more information on ‘ballroom’ kolos in general and Srpkinja in particular, see https://folkdancefootnotes.org/dance/dance-information/ballroom-kolos-serbia-croatia/ For lyrics and English translation, see: https://folkdancefootnotes.org/music/lyrics-english-translations/srpkinja-english-lyrics/

Nowadays Srpkinja is seen in Serbia only on stage by performing groups, (both dancing and singing) and at children’s concerts, where it seems quite popular.

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