Papatya (Turkey)



Papatya (pah-PAHT-yah), meaning “Wildflower,” is a women’s dance from NE Turkey. The influence of nearby Georgia shows in the posture, arm positions, and soft movement on the balls of the feet. The dance was presented by Ahmet Luleci at the San Francisco Kolo Festival 2000 and the 2001 University of the Pacific Stockton Folk Dance Camp. Dance notes…

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