Zhok

Zhok

 

(“dance” in Moldavian), a mass Moldavian folk dance. Zhok also means a public festival. There is a betrinesk zhok (old people’s dance), a de glume zhok (a humorous dance), and some others. The dance has a dynamic movement. The musical measure is 2/4 and occasionally 6/8 and 3/8. Independent variants of zhok music and zhok dance steps exist in different regions of the Moldavian SSR.

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and Aegilops columnaris Zhok. Euphytica 16:221-230.
At that time musicians had to know a wide variety of traditional dance tunes such as the bulgar, sirba, freylekhs, rusishe sher, patsh tants, broyges tants, zhok, terkisher, and khasidl, along with dance arrangements of popular folk and theater tunes.