Maria

Israeli

 

MUSIC:

Blake, Porter & Gomez Escolar

SINGER:

Ricky Martin

ORIGINAL RECORDING:

CD "A medic vivir" (live recording)

CHOREOGRAPHY:

Alberto Zirlinger 1998

FORMAT:

Solo dancers scattered across the floor

 

I learned this dance while a member of the Manitoba International Folk Dance Association in Winnipeg, Canada. It was taught to the fast Spanglish remix, that had been additionally edited for the dance. I prefer the live original. It is an example of the Latin-American trend in Israeli dancing.

 

SPECIFIC STEPS:

Pivot: After transferring weight to the forward foot (a.k.a. step), turn 180 away from that foot to face opposite direction. Feet stay on spot. Return weight to original foot.

Kick ball change (right): Kick or flick R (1), take small step back onto the ball of the R foot with part weight (&) and then step on the spot onto L (2).

 

All are facing front (= "north"; I'm using N, E, S, W to indicate direction).

Intro - instrumental. Start on vocal.

 

Measure:

 

1-4

Step fwd R (1), pull L close (&), step R (2), step L (3), pivot R (4)

5-8

Facing S: step fwd L (1), pull R close (&), step L (2), step R (3), pivot L (4)

9-12

Facing N: lift R knee (&), step R across L (1), lift L knee (&), step L across R (2), jump up with both arms high (&), land both feet aligned (3), pull both arms down with elbows bent while pulling up L knee (~fetal position) with momentum to turn 90 to R (4)

13-16

Facing E: step fwd L (1), pull R close (&), step L (2), step R (3), pivot L (4)

17-20

Facing W: step R (1), step L (2), step R (3), step L (4)

21-24

Kick ball change (1, &, 2), step R (3), pivot L (4)

25-28

Facing E: Step R while turning 90 to L to face N (1), close L sideways (&), step R (2), step L crossed behind R (3), step R in place (4)

29-32

Make 360 swivel on R or turn L (1), R (2), jump (&) and land both feet aligned (3), and stretch R leg forward (4)

 

Notes: Hanneke Meij

Presented by Hanneke Meij (Cincinnati) at TriCity Festival in Dayton, March 14, 2004.

 

 

Maria (original version)

 

Ella es Una mujer especial

Como caida de otro planeta

Ella es Un laberinto carnal

Que atrapa y no te enteras

 

Asi es Maria

Blanca coma el dia

Pero es veneno si te quieres enamorar

Asi es Maria

Tan caliente y fria

Que si te la bebes de seguro te va a matar

 

Un, dos, tres

Un pasito pa'delante , Maria

Un, dos, tres

Un pasito pa' atras

Aunque me muera ahora, Maria

Maria, to tengo que besar

 

Ella es Como un pecado mortal

Que te condena poco a poco

Ella es Un espejismo sexual

Que te vuelve loco; loco

 

Asi es Maria

Blanca coma el dia

Pero es veneno si te quieres enamorar

Asi es Maria

Tan caliente y fria

Que si te la bebes de seguro te va a matar

 

Un, dos, tres

Un pasito pa'delante, Maria

Un, dos, tres

Un pasito pa'atras

Aunque me muera ahora, Maria

Maria, a mi que mas me da