Shalom Salam. If you’re new to circle dance and want to practice some grapevine steps, you’ll love this.
What happens when square dance meets circle dance?
For words in Hebrew and English for this song, go here:
One of the Passover/Pesach Songs, sung during the first and second Seder.
All chants of the Seder, the first (and second) night of the Passover/Pesach are
sung in a rather mantic manner and every phrase is repeated many times.
Here’s one youtube video singing it:
Videos showing the dance:
This is the music and steps we usually dance to:
This shows information about the choreographer and music:
This year we actually danced it on the first night of Passover.
The Seder feast is held on the first two nights of Passover (just the first night in Israel), after nightfall. Here are the dates of the Seder for the upcoming years:
2017: April 10-11
2018: March 30-31
2019: April 19-20
2020: April 8-9
Here’s a different version:
… et en francais, teaching the folk dance above:
I was just listening to Lullaby and the lyrics about the mouse and cat falling in love made me smile. I believe there’s a circle dance for this one. I’ll put it on the list of ones to learn.
Brigitte Evering is coming to Vancouver in September.
Here’s the plan for Friday September 15 at the Unitarian Centre.
Afternoon for circle dance facilitators or experienced dancers considering facilitation.
Evening – open to all
I’m looking forward to learning from her experience and passion for dance. Stay tuned for more opportunities.
Here’s more about Brigitte:
Brigitte has been sharing her love of circle dance since 1996. She and her partner Geoffrey co-facilitate a circle in Cobourg, dance in Ontario and the US, as well as being familiar faces at Great Lakes Dance Camp. Brigitte’s clear and skillful teaching allows dancers to access a wide range of traditional and choreographed dances. She has danced across North America as well as in the UK and Australia gathering dances like friends, to share with her communities. Her joyful fire invites dancers to warm themselves with dances from the simple and sweet, to faster and fancy. Come…join in the dance… let’s affirm life together!
Alunelul from Rumania. Pronunciation: ah-lu-NEH-loo
More information here: http://www.sfdh.org/encyclopedia/alunelu.php
If you’re new to circle dance, this has lots of side steps in it. (I’ve promised to look for some dances that use some of the common steps we do.)
Just chatted via email with John Bear who said they like this dance, ce mois de mai, “down there.”
Oh dear! There’s just so much to do in May! Perhaps someone locally knows the dance and could share it before the 31st. Or as the notes say, you can dance it in other months in order to remember May.
The music recommended is by Pyewackett, a British band which is no more.
Here are the lyrics from: http://fenols.jega.chez-alice.fr/Ce_mois_de_mai.pdf
Ce mois de mai Clément JANNEQUIN (16°)
Refrain : Ce mois de Mai, (ce mois de Mai)
Ce mois de Mai ma verte cotte (Ce mois de Mai ma verte cotte)
Ce mois de Mai, je vestirai
Couplet 1: De bon matin, me lèverai (Ce joli, joli mois de Mai)
De bon matin me lèverai Un saut, (deux sauts) trois sauts
Je ferai pour voir si mon ami verrai
(Je lui dirai qu’il me décotte me décottant le baiserai)
Refrain : Ce mois de Mai, ( ce mois de Mai )
Ce mois de Mai ma verte cote (Ce mois de Mai ma verte cotte)
Ce mois de Mai, je vestirai
Couplet 2 : En son jardin, douce vesprée (Ce joli, joli mois de mai)
En son jardin douce vesprée Un jour, (deux jours), trois jours
Joliette me rendrai pour humer moult roses pourprées
(Plaise à Dieu qu’il me les donne Me les donnant le baiserai)
Couplet 3 : Vienne la nuit, je danserai (Ce joli, joli mois de mai)
Vienne la nuit je danserai Un pas, (deux pas), trois pas
Légère tournerai pour mon ami émoustiller
(Je lui dirai qu’il virevolte Virevoltant le baiserai)
Les phrases entre parenthèses ne sont chantées que par les femmes
English Translation: This is what I found:
This month of May, This month of May,
This month of May, My green petticoat,
This month of May, I will wear.
Early in the morning I will rise,
This lovely, lovely month of May;
Early in the morning I will rise:
One leap, two leaps, three leaps,
In the street I will do,
To see if my boyfriend will see me.
I will tell him that he may remove my petticoat
As he does I will kiss him.
from the comments section here: https://yellowdoggereldemocrat.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/ce-mois-de-mai-clement-janequin/
So Happy Together. Feels like a nice spring-time or summer time song. Let’s dance it on the labyrinth at the Unitarian Centre. (but watch out for the flowers…)
Sacred Dance – Friedel Kloke-Eibl (see below for information from her website)
We did the Serenade for Spring dance choreographed by Friedel in Ladner in April.
There are beautiful videos of Friedel dancing with a group on her youtube channel. Mesmerizing! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn98l37u_Kfs8Q7qsogOm_w