Dancing Calbrena (踊る人形カルコブリーナ, Odoru Ningyō Karukoburīna?, lit. Dancing Doll Calcabrena) is a theme from Final Fantasy IV, and is commonly associated with the characters Calca and Brina. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
"Dancing Calbrena" plays during the entirety of the encounter between Cecil Harvey and his party and princess Luca's animated dolls, Calca (2D and 3D) and Brina (2D and 3D). Upon the defeat of the dolls and their merge into Calcabrina (2D and 3D), the theme is replaced by the boss battle theme. The theme also plays when Dr. Lugae is introduced, and is replaced with the boss battle theme when he transforms into his final form (2D and 3D) and when the dancer in Mysidia does her dance.
The track was released as the 36th track of the Final Fantasy IV Original Sound Version as well as the Final Fantasy IV Official Soundtrack: Music from Final Fantasy Chronicles.
The theme appears during the fight against Calca and Brina, and Ultros. It is also played whenever the band "Mystic Waltz" or the Lustful Lali-Ho is used, or when battling the Quarto Puppet enemies. It is also played when Flan Princess uses the skill "Samba de Flan".
"Calcabrina's Theme" plays in the boss fight against Calcabrina, the boss of the Antitower.
"Dancing Calcobrena -FFRK Arrange- from FINAL FANTASY IV" appears as battle music.
"Dancing Calcobrena -FFRK Arrange- from FINAL FANTASY IV" appears as a musical track.
An arranged version of "Dancing Calbrena" called "Dancing Doll Calcobrena" by Yuzo Takahashi appears as the seventeenth track of the Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon Series Original Soundtrack. This version employs electric guitar and percussions, and are a bit more fast-paced than the carnival style theme of the original version.
Arrangement album appearances
A violin arrange of "Dancing Calcobrena" by Máire Breatnach is included in this album of Celtic music-arranges of Final Fantasy IV themes. The theme is the eleventh track of the album.