102RE: [CalontirDance] Lilies Classes
- May 5, 2000Greetings again.
>I've got a two-person version of Petit Vriens which I occasionallyOooh... feel like shareing? I'm curious now (having helped choreograph a six
>throw on to confuse our kingdom dance minister. :) But that's beside
>the point. :)
person version of Rufty Tufty when we had too many people for the regular
>So I hear! It actually gives one a sense of hope! I really think more people
>We're having some good success with Amoroso surprisingly. Master
>Niccolo of Artemisia came down and taught it to some beginners at the
>Kingdom Dance and Rapier Collegium and it's really caught on. I've
>had lots of requests for it lately. And in a kingdom where the
>prevailing dance request is "Anything except Italian" and/or "Can we
>do Hole in the Wall?", that's pretty cheering. :)
would enjoy Italian if they would just give it a chance--very flirtatious and
goodness knows there are enough flirts int he SCA to make things like that
>> but also trying to fit Italian into molds where it can almost,Oh, ok I will sometimes translate terms into English, but more often than not
>> but not quite, fit, seems counterproductive.
>Out here it's a case of "I don't know what a doppio is, and I don't
>want to know. Oh? A *double*? OH! I can do that!"
rather than translate the step names (which can be pretty silly sounding) I
clip them off. Spezz and Trab rather than spezzati and trabuchetti come to
immediately. Things with silly little names are less intimidating, I guess :)
>> Could do Leoncello or Anello, Verceppe, Pellegrina, and Gratioso IOk. HOpefully I can get my crew to try it over the summer when we don't have
>Another thing I thought of - if you've got a group who are willing to
>try new and different things, you might could try Mercantia. Good
>flirting potential and interesting theatrics. :)
homework and can have two hour dance practices.
>Well you still have to admit she's a very nifty person! Seriously, though,
>> I'm hopeing to pick
>> some more at Pennsic directly from Rosina!
>Rosina and I have some sometimes quite varying viewpoints on
>reconstructions and steps! :)
be interested to know where you differ. I've got a copy of the big blue book
15th c. dance treatises in my room right now and have just started poking
>Ok, but I'm not sure whether I really want the blame/credit for that if it
>> *laugh*. Ok, appropriate time to tell my technique for getting
>> SLR. I refer to it constantly as the 'kamikaze bunny hop dance of
>OK - now *that* I'm definitely going to have to remember! :)
catches on *laugh*.
>*laugh* It's a small small society we're living in. I wonder how many steps
>> I imagine you've already met my friend
>> is living in Tucson Dave/Bartello(I think).
>Yep - he came to our Dance Collegium last year before he ever moved
>out here. :) We love him out here!! I'll tell him we chatted. :) Cool!
takes before every dance master/mistress in the known world is connected to
every other one.
Cathy Dean Katherine Mercer
Grinnell College Seneschal, College of NoMountain
Knowledge is Power; Power Corrupts; Study Hard; Be Evil
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