The author of our popular Breton dance book here presents basics and specifics of 30 different French bourre dances.
The bourree in its very different forms has for many years become one of the most popular dances of all, also in the German bal-folk scene.
The French bourree originates from folk traditions of Auvergne, Berry, Limousin, Bourbonnais and Morvan. However, the dance forms that can be observed in these regions today, and the way they are danced, no longer have much to do with the original traditions.
Today’s dance practice is a revival of the bourree with changes shaped by the teaching of a wide variety of dance leaders. The dance descriptions are based on contemporary practice and are an interpretation of traditional repertoire rather than a strict documentation of the bourre styles of past centuries.
To dance the Bourree choreographies presented in the book, the CD from our new series Dance Repertoire Bourrée Bourrée Bourrée with recordings of the dances in a well danceable form is included with the book.
The author of our popular Breton dance book presents basics techniques and characteristics of 30 different French Bourrée dances.
The Bourrée in it’s very different forms has been one of the most popular dances in the German-Bal folk scene for many years.
The French Bourrée is evident from folk traditions of the Auvergne, Berry, Limousin, Morvan, Bourbonnais. The dance forms that can be seen today in these regions, and the way they are danced, have not much to do with the original traditions, though.
The way the Bourrée is danced after the revival is characterized by the teaching of diverse dance masters. The dance descriptions are based on contemporary practice and are rather an interpretation of the traditional repertoire as a rigorous documentation of Bourrée style of past centuries.
The dance book ‘Bourree Bourree Bourree’ comes with a CD with recordings of the dances in good danceable form and with the original sound of a french Bal Folk. This CD was rewarded a ‘BRAVO’ from the French music magazine ‘trad. magazine’.
From the contents:
Introduction to the History of Bourrée
Basic steps of the Bourrée
Basic forms of Bourrée
Bourrée 30 choreographies from the following regions:
– note Annex
The book is written in German language.
Format: DIN A4
Number of pages: 96 pages with CD
Cover: Wire-O spiral binding