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The dancers have over forty traditional dances in their repertory, which come from almost all folk areas of the country: Valea Drăganului, Valea Someşului, Transylvania Plane, Bihor, Oaş, Codru, Secaşelor Highland, Tîrnave, Făgăraş, Banat, Moldova, Oltenia, Maramureş and the instrumentalists can play an impressive number of songs from our folklore thesaurus. The exact interpretation of the famous Romanian dances (like they were initially danced by Romanian peasants) and of the songs played, comes directly from the folklore researches of Professor Zamfir Dejeu, senior researcher at the Institute "The Folklore Archive of the Romanian Academy" Cluj-Napoca, and proves the characteristics of the traditional Romanian creation. The most complex dances performed are the ones from Transylvania Plain (Tritenii de Jos - Cluj county: "Purtata", "Fecioreasca cu fată", "Târnăveana", "Cioarsa", "Învârtita în două laturi" and "Hărţag", and Fărău - Alba County: "Haidăul", "De purtat de pe Mureş", "Datul fetei pe sub mână", "De ponturi cu fată", "Mureşană", and "Hategană". The rhythms met in these folkloric zones are: binary, syncopated and asymmetrical producing a true polyrhythm on vertical and an unexpected polymetry on horizontal. The dances are performed on melodies interpreted by the classic Transylvanian Trio: violin, contrary and contrabass, and the dancers have a dialogue with shouts on various themes such as dancing. The moments of virtuosity consist of boys' dances. The boys are competing with each other during the dance, and in the end they invite the girls to dance, to the delight of the public. A so-called "artistic euphoria" takes place. The impressive chromatics of the costumes the dancers wear, embroided with all the colors of the universe, contributes to this coregraphic beauty.

 

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