Trakijska Râčenica Na Horo – Bulgaria

A fairly simple chain râčenica from the Thrace region called, appropriately Trakijska Râčenica, or “râčenica from Thrace”.  Sometimes the words “na Horo” are added to indicate it’s a line dance.  This example has a fairly long introduction.  the dancing starts at the one minute mark.
The dance pattern repeats every 8 measures, or every 8 QQS’s.  I’ve found many dances online called Trakijska Râčenica that have similar footwork but employ 9, 10, 12, or 16 measure phrases.
Here’s a 12-bar, “stretched” version of our 8-bar Trakijska Râčenitsa

Preview YouTube video Тракийска ръченица на хоро – Престиж гр.Сливен

Тракийска ръченица на хоро – Престиж гр.Сливен
MUSIC
I’ve chosen the music for this particular râčenica for several reasons.
1.  It’s very Bulgarian
2.  It’s got a fun song Stojne, Stojne.  I’ve attached the lyrics below.
3.  It’s a good example of music from Thrace
4.  The râčenica rhythm of Q,Q,S, is easy to hear
5.  It features the instruments used in a typical ensemble from Thrace, played in a style that’s typical of Bulgarian music in general.
Stojne
   Below is the shorthand notation:
Trac rac
Finally, I’ve attached a few more râčenica’s of various types, just to give you a sense of the dance’s various incarnations.
An example of solo râčenica:

Preview YouTube video Мъжки (добруджански) ръченик – гр.Силистра

Мъжки (добруджански) ръченик – гр.Силистра
 Another solo:

Preview YouTube video ДОБРУДЖАНСКИ РЪЧЕНИК – NORTHEAST BULGARIA

ДОБРУДЖАНСКИ РЪЧЕНИК – NORTHEAST BULGARIA
 A couple strut their stuff:

Preview YouTube video Baila Conmigo Varna racenica.avi

Baila Conmigo Varna racenica.avi
Another kind of râčenica – this one involving a wedding cake:

Preview YouTube video Кумска ръченица

Кумска ръченица
Here’s a 12-bar, “stretched” version of our 8-bar Trakijska Râčenica

Preview YouTube video Тракийска ръченица на хоро – Престиж гр.Сливен

Тракийска ръченица на хоро – Престиж гр.Сливен
Another “cake” râčenica

Preview YouTube video Кумов танц от сватбата на Нинчето и Цоко!

Кумов танц от сватбата на Нинчето и Цоко!
A simple râčenica danced by everyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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