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Hora (Dance)

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    • Horah (Dance)
    • Horo (Dance)
    • Oro (Dance)
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    • found: Work cat.: Kantor, C. The voice of joy and the voice of gladness, 1985:t.p. (American Jewish wedding dances) p. 3 (the Hora, a lively circle dance that traces its origins to Romania, that is known and danced by Jews all over the world) p. 5 (the music is in 2/4 time, with two steps to the measure; to dance the Hora you travel to the left around the circle starting with your left foot. Dancers either hold hands, or place their hands on their neighbor's shoulders) p. 7 (recent development is the practice of carrying the bride and groom on chairs)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 5, 2010(Hora (dance). Hora is a type of circle dance originating in the Balkans but also found in other countries. It became a national dance in Israel; Hora (pl. hore) is a traditional Romanian folk dance that gathers everyone into a big closed circle; traditional Bulgarian dance horo; Republic of Macedonia uses the spelling "oro"; a similar dance, the Oro, is popular in Montenegro; the Hora in klezmer music is the same as the traditional Romanian dance; Jewish Horah; The horah, which is somewhat different from that of some of the Eastern European countries, is widespread in the Jewish diaspora and played a foundational role in modern Israeli folk dancing. It was brought to Israel by the Romanian settlers in the second half of the 19th century and became the symbol of the reconstruction of the country. At bar and bat mitzvahs, it is customary to raise the honoree and his or her family members on a chair during the horah. This is also done nowadays at many Jewish weddings)
    • found: International encyc. of dance, 1998:v. 3, p. 528 (under Israel: some Jews who arrived in the 1880s brought with them a circle dance from Romania called the hora; the hora now symbolizes the State of Israel) v. 5, p. 379 (under Romania: Folk Dance: very old dances such as the hora, brîul, învârtita, lads' dances, and căluş, make up the classical repertory of Romanian folk dance; the hora group (round dances) occupies a very important place in Romanian folk dance)
    • found: Encyclopaedia Judaica, c2007(Horah. The best-known folk dance of pioneer Ereẓ Israel. The dance is derived chiefly from the Romanian hora)
    • found: Encyc. of modern Jewish culture, 2005:p. 609 (The hora dance, of Eastern European hasidic origin, with regular, common-time short phrases and repeated syncopated rhythms, became the emblem of Israeli folk dance)
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