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The Hungarians have some of the most beautiful folk dances in the world. Here are a few of my favorites.
Somogyi Karikázó is a wedding dance. Generally, the women dance in a circle while the men dance in a line outside the circle:
Duda Nota is a lot simpler than it looks. This video starts with a little instruction:
Adjon Az Isten. I love this music:
Születésnapra, which our Phoenix International Folk Dancers call by its translation, “For a Birthday”:
This dance is new to me, but it is quite simple. Körtánc:
Hungary has traditional had a large Roma population. These dances have a Roma flavor:
E Shukar Romnji
Mori Shej. This dance starts out like E Shukar Romnji, but then alternates with a fun variation.
Mahala Mori Shej, a completely different dance. Watch the lady in red in the center who is teaching the dance:
To close, I found this wonderful video of a Hungarian dance troupe at a cultural festival in China. I don’t know the names of these dances.
I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge, making a tiny artwork on a 3 x 5 card every day.
I’m devoting June to Scripture verses that I’m working on memorizing.
One of the things I like about this challenge is there is no shame in missing a day. Which is good. Because I did.
Day 15. Because this is such a short verse, I decided to try to make it circular. I’m pleased with how it turned out:
Day 17. This is my favorite this week, probably because it’s colorful.
It’s been months since I’ve done any Zentangle, so I decided to try creating some negative space with patterns Herzlbee, Zinger, Luv-A, AuraLeah, Cat-Kin, Quib, Poke Leaf, Verdigogh, and Fescu. Day 18:
It’s not too late to join the fun! ICAD continues through June. Get more information here.
Gorgeous ideas to jump-start your imagination.
- I have long admired the sketches of Suhita Shirodkar. Watch her paint a quick (5 minutes!) sketch of Mexican dancers.
- I never thought of the creative process in this way.
- About America’s painting royalty: the Wyeths.
- Beautiful photographs of Rome. I want to go!
- Yes, but is it art? Where is the line? Lots of questions—any answers?
- T-shirts for math and science nerds.
- A reading list for people who like fantasy and fairy tales.
- Kids and their stuff. (I wish I’d taken pictures like these of all my children and their prized possessions.)
- An artist comments on the work of Marsden Hartley.
- Zentangle donuts.
- Cats on Twitter. (Too bad they can’t spell.)
- Your neighborhood dollar store probably carries these fabulous organizers.