Gankino – One dance, Two rhythms

For a basic understanding of the Gankino dance, rhythm, and relation to other dances in 11/16, click https://folkdancefootnotes.org/dance/a-real-folk-dance-what-is-it/about/gankino-kopanitsa-more-in-11-16-bulgaria/

Gankino – One dance Two rhythms

I always understood that Gankino was a dance in 11/16 -QQSQQ. The foot pattern is a variation of the Taproot Dance – basically the same as the T-9A [Click https://folkdancefootnotes.org/begin/the-taproot-family-t-4-t-6-t-8-t-7u-t-9u-t-11u/] but to a longer, faster rhythm.

11/16 – QQSQQ
A solo demonstration – QQSQQ
A Living version -QQSQQ
Another Living version. I like the variety here – lots of different variations, each doing her/his own thing. QQSQQ
A Wedding, mostly Pravo, but at 5:19, a Gankino – fast!
School girls have the rhythm down, but already seem bored with the basic footwork
The recreational folk dance is, for once, the same! Classic Boris Karlov music. QQSQQ
A performing group doing fancy variations. QQSQQ
More fancy steps QQSQQ
I don’t see this as a couple dance, just 2 fancy dancers.

Gankino in 9/16

The same footwork pattern as the basic Gankino, what I call a Taproot T-9A, can be found in Macedonia (Devetorka) (See https://folkdancefootnotes.org/dance/a-real-folk-dance-what-is-it/about/devetorka-macedonia/ ), Greece (Šareni Čorapi) (see https://folkdancefootnotes.org/dance/a-real-folk-dance-what-is-it/1st-generation-dances/childrens-dances-1st-generation-or-living/sareni-corapi-childrens-song-dance-in-9-8-macedonia/, and Serbia (Niska Banja), See https://folkdancefootnotes.org/music/about-music-types-songs-etc/niska-banja-serbia/ danced to a 9/8 or 9/16 rhythm. It seems Bulgarians call it Samokovsko horo, and are beginning to call it Gankino.

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Same dance, different name. QQQS. Jaap Leegwater says this is another name for Devetorka (See https://folkdancefootnotes.org/dance/a-real-folk-dance-what-is-it/about/devetorka-macedonia/ ) Is this how Gankino became a 9/8 dance?
Demonstrate QQQS
Canadian Bulgarians QQQS
Back to Bulgaria. QQQS

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