Džangurica – (JEEN-goor-eet-sah)
Džangurica is popular in Bulgaria, said to be a dance from the village of Džangura in the Pirin (Macedonia) region. I can find no similar dances in FYR Macedonia or Greek Macedonia. It’s in 9/8 time, a Q,Q,Q,S, (12,12,12,123,) phrase. The dance consists of 4 phrases – 1st, 3rd, & 4th in place, and the 2nd travelling to the right.
A version very popular in Bulgaria today (2018) is described under 3a.- LIVING DANCES.
Yves Moreau brought the (less strenuous) version below to North America in 1981. He credits his source as Zbornik Bâlgarski Folklorni Hora, CHS Sofia, 1972. This dance consists of 4 double phrases (2 x 9/8) – 1st, 3rd, & 4th in place, and the 2nd travelling to the right. I have not yet (2018) found any YouTubes of this version of Džangurica performed in Bulgaria.
A CD of this music and also a DVD of Yves demonstrating this and 19 other Bulgarian dances can be purchased from Yves directly by clicking the following link: