Friday, July 16, 2021

Izruchana and Furla: Same Music Different Dance

Share our similiarites; celebrate our differences.-Bobby Cremins

We have been learning Ileana’s version of Izruchana at Cathie Springer’s class.  Cathie teaches Bulgarian folk dance on Zoom Thursday nights between 7 and 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.  I have been attending her classes for about a year now and look forward to them every week.  She posts the Zoom links on Facebook and you can also get on her mailing list.

Video #1 is Furla.  This is a northern Bulgarian dance with different choreography that uses the Izruchana music. Notice that the dancers wear costumes from the Shope region.  There is also a little girl watching who seems fascinated by the dancers.  

Both Izruchana and Furla are from northwest Bulgaria.  The dances are Vlach influenced.  There is also another tune for Furla as well. The dance fits well with both pieces.


Video #2 is the Izruchana we all know and love.  It's a challenging dance but this group from Taiwan makes it look easy.


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Variations on the Bulgarian folk dance Izruchana

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