Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dancing through the Alphabet, Letter H

Hang on to your hats...
 (idiomatic expression)

Today's dance, from Romania, begins with the letter H: Hora de la sud Miadora. It is one of the craziest ones I've seen on YouTube, very spirited and fast.  From what I can see, it looks like it takes place at a wedding reception.

Since many hora dances come from cities and towns, and the name translates into Hora from south Miadora, I did a search on it to see where the dance originated. Instead, I found an online site for handbags and wallets and a restaurant by that name. My guess is that the performers are at the Miadora restaurant. So maybe it's just Hora from the South.

This dance so fast that I wonder how the men manage to hang on to their hats for so long.

This week's added bonus is a teaching video for another Romanian dance: Hora de la Soroca led by Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion. They are fun to watch and Cristian, especially, has a delightful sense of humor. The first two minutes are devoted to teaching. The rest is the dance performed to music, which includes an English translation of the lyrics.

If you enjoyed this you may also like:

The Flavors of Romanian Hora

Romanian Wedding Videos from the Universe of YouTube 

The Flavors of Romanian Sirba

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