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The Folk Dance Orch. - Folk Dances From Many Lands album

The Folk Dance Orch. - Folk Dances From Many Lands album Performer: The Folk Dance Orch.
Title: Folk Dances From Many Lands
Style: Folk
Date of release: 1960
Size MP3: 1407 mb
Size FLAC: 1325 mb
Rating: 4.5

A folk dance is developed by people that reflect the life of the people of a certain country or region. Not all ethnic dances are folk dances. For example, ritual dances or dances of ritual origin are not considered to be folk dances. Ritual dances are usually called "Religious dances" because of their purpose. In this sense, nearly all folk dances are ethnic ones

Traditional Russian folk dance is as broad and diverse as the nation itself. While most foreigners identify traditional Russian dance with the stomping and and knee bending characteristic of Eastern Slavic dance styles, many forget about traditions of dance that originated from Turkic, Uralic, Mongolic and Caucasian peoples who are also native to Russia. Below we have identified a small list of popular folk dance from Russia. The first four (from the Khorovod to the Chechotka), are traditional Russian dances that first come to mind when thinking of Russian folk dance.

The folk dance costume was created on the basis of the folk dress, but was naturally much lightened to make it comfortable for the dance to move in it. The Russian folk dress is beautiful and colourful, rich in ornaments and embroidery. In design of clothes the nation showed as much talent and taste as in creation of songs and dances. We have no sources that would directly indicate the way of its origin in the Russian lands and consequently all assumptions remain insignificant. Round dances were present in all the Slavic tribes. Types of Russian Folk Dancing. Russian national dance includes the round dance, the improvised dances and dances with a certain sequence of figures (quadrille and the like). In every province these dances differ as per the character and performing manner and usually have their own name depending on the name of the district or the dancing song.

Folk Dance from Many Lands.

While many groups perform folk dances onstage today, the genesis of folk dancing right up through the middle of the 20th century was non-performative for the most part. Although exotic dancing became popular in Europe during the late 1800s and early 1900s, the artists who performed folk dances from their own culture on stages in Paris and London had removed the social aspect from the genre. Philippine Folk Dance History. List of Philippine Folk Dances. While the native dances of the Peruvians and the Brazilians were pure in style, the folk dances that we now recognize from the region are all representative of merged styling. The Samba has African influences while Mexican dances were influenced by Spanish rhythms and movement styles. Since the 1900s, many folk dances from this region have evolved into social dances with a performative goal, such as the Samba.

International folk dance groups exist in cities and college campuses in many countries, in which dancers learn folk dances from many cultures for recreation. Assyrian folk dances are sets of dances that are performed throughout the world by Assyrians, mostly on occasions such as weddings, community parties and other jubilant events. Assyrian folk dances are mainly made up of circle dances that are performed in a line, which may be straight, curved, or both.

Members of the Igor Moiseyev Folk Dance Company perform the Russian dance entitled "Summer" at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Source: Vladimir Vyatkin, RIA Novosti. Ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer Igor Moiseyev formed the Soviet Union's first professional dance ensemble as early as in 1937. He lived for 101 years and continued to lead his group almost until the last days of his life, remaining a model of elegance, education, erudition and refined taste. The ensemble's repertoire includes Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Moldovan, Lithuanian and other dances


A1 Trojky
A2 La Vinca
B Tancuj

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured For – Columbia Graphophone (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.


  • Arranged By – Victor Olof

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [Label]): 7XCA415857 7XCT734
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [Label]): 7XCA415858 7XCT735
  • Rights Society: M C P S Sydney