Rask sønderhoning


Country of origin: Fanø, Denmark
Type: couple dance
Formation: any number of couples in open circle.
Steps: sønderhoning step
Music: Only 4 tunes are used for rask sønderhoning, and all are in 3/4-time: "Kirstine gik tit i lunden ene", "Oh de kvindfolk", a variation of "Der bor en bager", and "Kirsten og jeg".

   
  "'Rask sønderhoning' consists exclusively of turning with sønderhoning steps, but at a faster tempo than fannikedans. It is normally the last dance in a set consisting of e.g. a number of sønderhoning, a fannikedans and a rask. H. Grüner-Nielsen does not mention this dance in his 1920 publication [Folkelig vals]. The reason is probably that neither the local population nor those writing the dance descriptions considered this dance to be something especially connected with Fanø, since both the dance and the tunes connected with it were found in several parts of Denmark, under names such as jysk på næsen or jysk polonæse. Based on the available source material, one can assume that rask sønderhoning is developed or derived from jysk på næsen, and that it acquired its name and status as a part of the Fanø or Sønderho repertoire sometime between 1900 and the 1920s."

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Source: Bæk, John. Polskdans som levende tradition i 1900-tallets Danmark? -- musik og dans fra Fanø. n.d. p. 4.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2014-08-29.


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