Posadila Rozu (Russia)


Posadila Rozu (pah-sah-DEE-lah ROH-zhoo) is a love song of the Don Cossacks of the Don River basin of Southern Russia. Their traditional round dance (khorovod) is slow and easy, danced in a closed circle or open line to the vocal accompaniment of the dancers. The “lyrical” round dances composed during the past century often have more figures. Entitled “I planted a rose,” from the first words of the accompanying song (below), this lyrical round dance, choreographed by Hennie Konings from traditional dance material, was presented by him in Germany in 2005 and taught by Radboud Koop at Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2008. Dance notes…

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