Oberek

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Oberek

 

a Polish folk dance performed by couples. It originated in Kujawy. The meter is 3/8 or 3/4, with the accent usually falling on the third beat of the second bar. The dance has a fast tempo and is often performed after a slow kujawiak. An example of the oberek is Chopin’s Mazurka No. 4 for piano.

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There are actually three dance types grouped together in Poland itself: the moderate mazur, the slow and stately kujaviaand lively oberek, or obertas.