*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.
An example of a solo râčenica. It’s in the slow, earthy style of Dobrudja. The costume is Dobridjan as well.
A couple râčenica for the first 2:50, then a chain râčenica, Trakijska Râčenica na Horo.
There are even couple râčenica contests, involving mock rivalries between the men (and women!)
A wedding where everyone is doing a very simple râčenica – just 2 steps. The 1st two QQ steps are fused into one slow step, transforming the dance from Quick, Quick, Slow to Slower, Slow.
Here’s a link to a slightly more complicated chain râčenica
Here’s another link to the basic step incorporated into a feature of modern Bulgarian weddings – the Cake dance