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"Chacarera"

 
 

Argentine Folkloric Dance

 
     

Of unknown origin, although it is believed to originate in the Province of Santiago del Estero,

spreading afterwards throughout the country.         

  It's a dance of lively rythm (allegro vivo) with a flattering pantomimic game.

CLASSIFICATION

Each dancer on its own and separately

POSITION

Dancers facing each other at both extremes of the middle sector of the dancing square.

ELEMENTS

  Basic step  (starts with the left foot).   Arms and hands in castanet position.   Arms and hands

  in winnowing  and "zapateo" positions.

             
     

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CHOREOGRAPHY

Introduction

6 or 8 measures

Adentro!

      Forward and Return     4 measures      
Rotation 4 measures
Full Turn 8 measures
"Zapateo" and Winnowing 8 measures

Full Turn

8 measures
"Zapateo" and Winnowing 8 measures

Aura!

      Half Turn,  

4 measures

     
Rotation and coronation

4 measures

             
     

The second part is similar to the first.

     

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 All Chacareras can have 6 or  8 compasses ( introduction and full turns).

There is also the DOUBLE CHACARERA ,  with 16 more compasses than the Chacarera, and 

the Chacarera Trunca, which is either simple or double,  which differs from the others due to

 its musical composition.

 
 

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