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Austrian Folk Dance
Transcript of Austrian Folk Dance
This type of folk dance is called Volkstanz
There are many different types
The Viennese Waltz
Depending on what dance and where it is performed tells the tempo of the songs
Music Became popular in the 1750s
Requires close contact between partners of the opposite sex; church officials wanted it banned for being too erotic and risky
Today the it is a couple dance that includes lots of turning, stepping, and spinning while moving in a circle around the dance floor
It is danced by both men and women
Costumes are the same as traditional Austrian dances
It is what we know today as the Waltz Landler Dance Dances are usually performed during balls or festivals Festivals Everyone dances the opening round
Differnt waltzes and dances are performed
Goodbye song and a special dance Insturments:
The Styrian harmonica (accordion)
Fiddles, Harps, Flutes, Clarinets, Brass Bands
Typically no drums were used
Sometimes has vocals; yodeling Costumes Women:
Tight fitting bodice worn over white blouse with short puffed sleeves
Aprons worn over the skirts
Knitted stockings with black shoes Men:
Leather shorts or breeches called Lederhosens
White shirt with rolled up sleeves, sometimes with a tie
White stockings and black shoes Traditional Austrian Costumes look a lot like German Costumes Viennese Waltz National dance of Austria
Evolved from techniques of the Landler dance
It is a rotary dance where dancers are constantly turning either towards the right or the left Women dress in gowns and Men dress in tuxedos Normally performed at formal balls held throughout the year
They gather to watch performances, meet friends & dance into the early morning