July 10, 2018 @ 2:24 PM

The Armenian picnic and festival season is upon us. My six week course (July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15) will focus on dances popular at these events.

Kharbert Jurjena features shuffle steps in the unique 10/8 rhythm.
Vana Loorke has this region’s krnkatahp (hop step step) and looreh (rocking) movements.
Alashgert Kocharee, among a long list of Kocharee dances, evolved from the movement and even gait of the ghooch or aits. The horns also played a part. Armenians from Eastern Anatolia use the name Halai. The dance is performed shoulder to shoulder.
Bitlis Popoori (other regions have claims to Popoori with distinctive ...

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