Pazardžijska Kopanica (Bulgaria)


Pazardžijska Kopanica – Bulgaria “Kopanica line dance” from the region of the town of Pazardzik in the transition area between Sopluk and Trakia.Kopanicari translates to diggers, woodcarvers, which might either indicate that this type of dance was originally associated with the people practicing this profession. or could also be a reference
to the complex foot patterns and curved movements in the dance. Among dancers and musicians the word Kopanica is often used to indicate a dance in 11/8 (2-2-3-2-2). The Kopanica’s of the Pazardzik region are usually slower and often start out with a walking pattern, since they are traditionally done to songs.
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