Re: [sig] korobushka question
- Greetings Yana!
> At the moment, there is a discussion on the Middle Kingdom list aboutIt is. It was perhaps called so because it starts with "Oi, polnym-polna
> the dance/song "Korobushka" (aka Peddlar's Pack). We know that it
> isn't a SCA-period dance (our own Despina addressed that particular
> point already on the Middlebridge), but the question is whether the
> song "Korobeiniki" is the more accurate/original name for
> the "Korobushka". I'm not certain why the poster thinks it may beIf a peddlar is the person I think he is, then "peddlar" is the
> so. I repied that "korobeiniki" means "little korobushka" (please
literal meaning of the word Korobeinik. All in all, American
traditional jokes about peddlers are translated using this word. So,
it's the profession. In Korobushka -ushk- is diminutive-hypocoristic
suffix to the word korob (box).
> correct me if I'm wrong) and that it may simply be a name differenceAbout the history. The song is completely OOP, its author is Nickolai
> due to region, generation, or whatever.
> So my main question (beyond the correct translation of "korobeiniki")
> is if anyone has any information regarding the history of
> the "korobeiniki" and if anyone has the words to the song (English or
> Russian or whatever).
Nekrasov, a well-known Russian poet of mid-1800s. It's a piece from a
larger work. If anyone needs, I'll simply type the text in Russian. As
for the song, it was ever a song, not a dance. It is really in the
list of songs frequently performed on stage - but usually by opera
singers & like. Somebody simply made a dancing part for the
- Somebody has already made the point that not only is Korobushka out
of period but that it isn't actually a dance either, it has merely
had a dance associated with it due to a stage performance. So, the
music isn't period, the dance isn't period... and I've seen this
dance done to..... brace yourselves.... Mortal Kombat! Yes, AT an
SCA event. There's a lady who is a dear friend who occassionally
stages a "Fool's Ball" where she teaches the dance to the "correct"
music and then everyone dances it to some totally off the wall modern
song she's selected. Part of me is always totally appalled by this.
Yet I must confess that "the Korobushka" DOES look pretty darn cool
when done to Mortal Kombat! LOL