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Leventikos (Greek: Λεβέντικος, Levéntikos; Macedonian: Пуштено, Pušteno), also known as Litós (Λιτός), Kucano, Nešo, and Bufskoto Oro, is a dance of western Macedonia, mainly performed by ethnic Macedonians and Greeks in the town of Florina, Greece and in the Resen and Bitola regions in the neighbouring Republic of Macedonia.

Reflecting the dance steps: slow quick quick slow quick, the meter comprises five beats of varying length, but these lengths come in different variations:

The third (second short) beat (in bold above) may be lengthened relative to its written value in both variations, but less so at higher speeds. The last (third short) beat (in italicised bold above) may be shortened, a common Balkan treatment of meters.

The 12
meter appears in traditional Northern and Southern Albanian ballads, in dance tunes such as Berace, and in Macedonian dances such as Beranče, Bajrače and Bufčansko (Macedonian: Буфчанско; also called Bufskoto or Bufsko). The 16
meter has appeared more recently in various tunes for the Leventikos dance in the Florina region of Greece, and in Macedonian dances like Pušteno, in renditions of the same songs that were traditionally rendered in 11
or 12
. For example, for the tune Ibraim Odza there are different performances in both 12
and 16

The Levendikos dance performed in Petroussa is very different from the one in Florina.

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