Basic form of Brâul bătrân

The dance phrase matches the eight measure musical phrases and is built up from two motifs, which in their basic forms
are mirror images of the step weight shifts. Here, I define the motif as the four measure sequence as I believe that from the point of view of Banat dancers they know that this is symmetrically repeated for the couple dance De doi and they also know that Brâul bătrân has the same basic footwork, thus they see the two as related.3 Hence, it is valid to consider this four measure sequence as the motif, however there may also be dancers that consider the full eight measure sequence as the motif and do not divide this in their thinking.