We had this spring dance season at the club. Square Dance, the upcoming master class of the German dance in April, and so far, the German Folk Dance workshop with MM trainer Ekaterina Minkina was held as part of the Mobile World. The children who took part in the event shared their impressions:
“I really liked the master class, I liked the quadrille dance!) Now, when I go to Russia, I can not fall into the dirt with my face and dance!) It's great that there is such an opportunity that a wonderful teacher comes, spends the whole weekend and explains in simple language such things!)"
Nikolai Pobyvaev (Rauschenbach):
“A master class on German dances, which took place last weekend, almost for the first time helped me to become familiar with such an important part of German culture as dance (and the culture of dancing, without a doubt, is an important part of self-consciousness of any nation).
I already have a little experience of participating in MSU balls, because of which some dance elements were familiar to me.
But some dances, such as, for example, the “dance of the weavers” (Webertanz), the “May tree” or the “Dance with support” (which I christened myself with a “centrifuge”) showed something completely unique!
I would like to say a big thank you to our dancemaster Catherine for a two-day immersion in the dance layer of German culture and express the hope that in the future these events will become regular! ”
“I really liked the dance workshops. I got a lot more than I expected from this project. Just all the emotions and impressions can be multiplied by two, or even three! Plus, it was not just a dry study of dance techniques, but it was great that we were reviewing the background of each dance. Especially liked the support, summer. And of course this is teamwork, you trust your partner, and this brings together. Well, plus for me, these two days have become an opportunity to integrate more. ”
Dmitry Shestak (Schroeder):
“I always perceived dancing, especially during projects, as leisure, discharging the work process, a kind of coffee break. But when a coffee break appears in the dance itself, it already makes you think ... During these two days, Catherine presented us, above all, the theory of German dance. The movements, which are usually thoughtlessly repeated after the choreographer, began to acquire their unexpected meaning. There we imitate the process of linen weaving, moving in pairs along the typical route of the weaving shuttle, and then, each holding the edge of the ribbon crowning the pole with the other end, whirls around the latter, weaving a real pattern. But all these techniques wove into themselves a lot of cute elements in order to alienate us from the weavers' routine craft and to finally confuse us in the exquisite art of dance.
These mysterious archaic dances, revealing their own history and meaning, make you think with the thoughts of those people who invented and embodied all this. And there is something to think about. Obviously, for them, these dances were akin to a modern campaign in a fitness club (you spend a lot of calories during a dance), or another club, because duet rooms have many elements of flirting ... and in dances you track modern methods of communication and teamwork.
In general, such an immersion in dance, which Catherine arranged for us when you see the essence of things, made me take a different look at this ethnocultural entertainment. And, having learned the theory, I would like to have in our club the possibility of regular practice of German folk dance.
PS: Special thanks to Catherine Kletter - my permanent dance partner in this project, for the highlight and synchronization in our pair. And, of course, the rest of the guys for extras :) "
The traditions of Russian Germans are passed down from generation to generation. but brought up most often in families, because Holidays to Germans, citizens of Russia usually do not celebrate. or noted but quite differently)
For example, Easter in our family, we celebrated 2 times. And in childhood I could not understand why this is happening. And when I grew up, I realized that this is the first time that the Catholic Easter is celebrated, familiar to Europeans. And the second Easter in a week is Orthodox Easter, which is celebrated in Orthodox countries.
I think that it is very important to convey the traditions of your people, and it does not matter whether you are young or old. Tradition is the most precious thing that can be passed from father to son, from generation to generation.
Wir hope that the dance season will become a tradition in our club. And warum and nicht?