with Karoline Farkas
Hungarian folk dances are very specific to the regions they derive from. There are men’s dances, women’s dances, partner dances. Some bouncy, some not. The dances that Karoline teaches with Csángo Unchained, her Toronto band, come from a village in Romania known as Moldavia. Unlike most regions in Hungary where the dances are done in partners, Moldavian dances are mainly done in a circle. Each Moldavian dance is similar to the next, yet each has an aspect that makes it unique. Some jumping, some spinning, and a whole lot of stomping. Once you get the hang of it you don’t want to stop!