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Bufčansko oro
Genre Folk dance
Origin Macedonia

Bufčansko or Bufsko (Macedonian: Буфчанско or Буфско) meaning a dance from the village of Buf is a Macedonian folk dance (oro) from the region of Bitola and Lerin (Florina).

It is a women's line dance with elegant and peaceful movements on half feet. It is medium fast dance that speeds up toward the end. The dancers are holding hands and begin their dance in a position of a half circle. The dance rhythm is 2/4 with a complex syncopation of 3+2+2+3+2.[clarification needed]

In the Macedonian language, Buf translates to Howl. "The Howl's Dance"

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  • Dimovski, Mihailo. (1977:56-9). Macedonian folk dances (Original in Macedonian: Македонски народни ора). Skopje: Naša kniga & Institut za folklor

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