Dance Meaning: ‘Ne klepeci nanulama’: “Don’t rattle with your wooden slippers.” Nanula is a wooden slipper worn outside. (Translation: Gabrijela Golub) Pronunciation: Ne Klepetshi Nanulama
Choreography: by Jim Gold in Bosnian folk style.
Music: Starogradski Biseri (Old Town Pearls) Najljepse Starogradski Pjesme CD purchased in gas station in Gabriela’s home city of Banja Luka.
Ne Klepeci: Jim Gold leading at New Jersey Folk Fest
Ne Klepeci danced by Jim Gold
Ne Klepeci danced in Perth, W Australia 2017
Ne Klepeci: Taught by Jim Gold
2016 Camp Hess Kramer Folk Dance Weekend Ne Klepeci
Written Choreography for Ne Klepeci
Formation: Open circle, arms in W position.
Introduction: 8 measures
FIRST STEP Diagonal “V” step Diagonally into ctr:
1 Step diag fwd on R(ct 1), step on L(ct 2) step fwd on R(ct 3-4),
2 Step fwd on L(ct 1-2). Step diag out of circle:
Back on R(ct 3), back on L(ct 4),
3 Step back on R(ct 1-2), step back on L(ct 3-4)
4 Sway R(ct 1-2), sway L(ct 3-4)
Two two-steps CCW:
5 R(ct 1), L(ct 2), R(ct 3-4),
6 L(ct 1), R(ct 2), L(ct 3-4)
7 Step R(ct 1-2), L behind R(ct 3) and bring rt toe front of L(ct 4).
Repeat First Step 3x
1-6 Repeat meas 1-6 from step one
4 step grapevine:
7-8 Step R to rt(ct 1-2), step L behind R(ct 3-4),
Step R to side(ct 1-2), step L in front(ct 3-4)
ORDER OF STEPS:
1. First Step: 3x, Second Step: 1x
Ne silazi sa cardaka i ne pitaj gdje sam bio zasto su mi oci placne zbog cega sam suzelio
Stajao sam kraj mezara i umrlu majku zvao nosio joj dar od srca ali joj ga nisam dao
Ne klepeci nanulama kad silazis sa cardaka sve pomislim moja draga da silazi stara majka
English translation of Ne klepeci nanulama Don’t come down from the stabbur
And don’t ask where I was Why I’ve got teary eyes
Nor why I’ve shed tears
I stood next to her grave
And called for my mother who passed away I brought her a gift from my heart But I didn’t give it to her
Don’t rattle with your wooden slippers When you come down from the upper porch I keep thinking, my dear That my old mother is coming down the stairs
So glad to hear from you!
I’m doing well, just finishing one tour in Slovenia. I’m looking forward to your ‘merry men’ next year.
I’m glad that you like the song so much, I hope I will see the choreography when we meet next year.
To answer your question, ‘c’ in ‘ne klepeci’ is pronounced ‘tch’ Gabriela