The Slovácko verbunk is an improvised dance performed by boys and men living in the South Moravia and Zlín districts of the Czech Republic. The name of the dance is derived from the German term Werbung (changed into verbunk), meaning “recruitment”, reflecting its historical origins in the recruitment of dancers and soldiers for the military in the eighteenth century.Today, it is performed by folk dance groups in most towns and villages of the Slovácko region, mostly in connection with festivities, such as the annual Hody community celebration.
Place/country: Czech Republic,
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2008 sur la liste représentative
Duration: 10 minutes
Credits: Narodni Ustav Lidové Kultury (publisher),
Published in: 2004
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