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58177Re: [Authentic_SCA] ladies' reverance

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  • Tiffany Brown
    Feb 11, 2010
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      On 30 January 2010 23:51, Marianne Perdomo <marianne@...> wrote:
      > Greetings!
      > While dancing the doubt has crept up on me... Is there anything anywhere to
      > suggest how ladies did the reverance (or curtsy, or whatever name you'd give
      > it) in the 15th century? Any country would be fine.

      late 16th C, not 15th C, but I note that the woodcuts in Arbeau for a
      french style reverance show the ladies feet with heels together, while
      the man has one leg behind the other, implying the lady is making
      either no move, or something not involving her feet, such a bending
      the knees. Of course his description sheds no light on the matter, and
      the woodcuts might not be as accurate as the text.

      p.s. have you considered asking on specialist dancing mailing lists?

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