Džangurica (L*)- Bulgaria (Pirin)

*a Living dance is a 1st Generation dance that is still performed in the country of origin (or immigrant communities) as part of a social event like a wedding where others can participate (not for an audience) by people who learned the dance informally (from friends and relatives by observation and imitation, not in a classroom situation). For more information, click here and here.

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.   For the simpler, less strenuous version of Džangurica taught in North America by Yves Moreau, see 3b – 1st GENERATION DANCES.  This page demonstrates the Džangurica currently (2018) popular in Bulgaria.

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