1113Proposal for Coronation: Comments Requested
- Aug 8, 2008So, in the evening of Luther & Maerwynn's coronation, in Their Shire of
Deodar, we'll be holding a dance ball.
Here's what I'd like to try. I'm posting this proposal here, and,
based on any suggestions you folks might have, I'll be disseminating a
more polished announcement to a wider audience on Monday or so.
There are three sets, each taking about an hour. Afterwards, there'll
be pick-up dancing and requests.
Set One is intended to be dance-novice friendly. People who haven't
danced (or danced much) before should be able to walk away with a
positive experience. We can achieve that by getting them comfortable
enough with a few dances that they can get past the "learning stage" of
trying to remember the next steps, and actually dance. This set should
consist mostly of well-known favorites, but it might also include a new
dance. All dances will be taught.
* Official Bransle
* Black Almain
* Petit Riens
* Gathering Peascods
* Rufty Tufty
* My Lady Cullen
The middle set is a "standard" dance ball. There may be some new
dances, but not many. Most dances will be reviewed beforehand, but not
all. In all, we'll probably get through about eight dances.
* Rostiboli Gioioso
* Sellenger's Round
* Picking of Sticks
* Ly Bens
* Calontir Bransle
* Heralds in Love
Set Three is a "Caroso-style" ball. A Caroso ball is, in some ways,
the analogue of a bardic circle. People take turns leading. Sometimes
the leader starts a song / dance where everybody joins in, and sometimes
you'll see a a piece with just a couple or two on the dance floor, and
everybody else actively watching the performance. To accomodate a live
band, the request list needs to be restricted to, say, 20 or so dances:
* Ballo di Fiore (will start)
* Bella Gioiosa
* Gracca Amorosa
* Heart's Ease
* Maltese Bransle
* Montarde Bransle
* Quen Quer Que
* Salterello: La Regina
* Vita di Cholino
* Washerwoman's Bransle
Help me out. What dances need to be added, or switched around?
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Next post in topic >>