Turkish Rom Karsilama taught by Eva Cernik

  • 16 Jul 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Rock-N-Bowl, 905 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
  • 8


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Turkish -Rom Karsilama, (both “heavy” and “light” styles), done as folkdance at Romani family celebration and in clubs throughout Turkey, both for fun and performance. Feel the Turkish Roma's unique take on 9/8 rhythm, characteristic accenting and footwork (quite different in feeling from 9/8 styling commonly used by American dancers), and some of that famous (and some infamous) gesturing done in the “heavy” style that was so much enjoyed by dancers of Sulukule, Istanbul. We'll do zill work, or clapping, only long enough to “get” the unique accenting.

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