Dance of the Week
Mila Mamo Number One
(Music from Bulgaria/Macedonia)
Choreographed by Jim Gold
Dear Dancers and Travelers,
Welcome to our folk dance family!
Mila Mamo Number One is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Bulgaria/Macedonia.
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See A Treasury of International Folk Dances
Written instructions: p 123.
Mila Mamo Number One danced by Jim Gold
MILA MAMO NUMBER ONE MACEDONIA
Total Dance Name: NE MOI MA, MILA MAMO, LYOOTO DA KOLNESH
Total Dance Meaning: Dear mother, don’t curse me bitterly. Title translation by Martha Forsyth. ma = dialect form of “mene” (me), lyooto = fiercely (adverb), kolnesh (k’lnesh) – curse (verb)
Nemoi, as far as I know, is a single word. It introduces a negative imperative (“DON’T [do x]”)
Pronunciation: Ne Moy Ma, Meela Mamo
Choreography: by Jim Gold in Macedonian folk dance style.
Music: Makedonski Pesni with Stoyan Djadjev and “Shtchooro Make.”
Formation: Open circle, hands in W position.
Jim Gold YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyiihaJn1i4
Measures: 4 measures
Pravo Step: Moving diag in and out of ctr
1 R (ct 1), L (ct &),R (ct 2) lift L (ct &)
2 L (ct 1), R (ct &), L (ct 2), lift R (ct &)
8 steps out of ctr
3 Diag out of ctr: R (ct 1), L (ct &), R (ct 2), L (ct &),
4 R(ct 1), L (ct &), R (ct 2). L (ct &)
5-7 Repeat meas 1-3
6 steps out of ctr
8 R (ct 1), L (ct &), tch R to left instep (2)
Balance (sway) grapevine and lifts
1 Balance (sway) to rt on R(ct 1), balance (sway) lft on L (ct 2)
7 step gravevine CCW
2 R to rt (ct 1), L front of R (ct &), step R (ct 2), L behind R (ct 2)
3 R to rt (ct 1), L front of R (ct &), step R balance (sway) (ct 2)
4 Step L to left (ct 1), R behind L (ct &), step L (ct 2), point R to rt (ct &)
5 Cross R front of L (ct 1), step L in place (ct &)
Step R next to L (ct 2), step L across R (ct &)
ORDER OF STEPS
1. First Step: 2x, Second Step: 4x.