Re: Proposal for Coronation: Comments Requested
- View SourceI also second Confesse. It's one of the lesser-known ones (isn't it?)
and it'd be a great teaching opportunity.
--- In CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com, "Cathus and Rowan" <rowan@...>
> Some of the more popular English Country dances we've done are
> Confesse, Mage on a Cree, and Bobbing Jo (the 'snap and change' one).
> I'd wouldn't mind seeing more choices on the Coroso list. Why not ask
> the musicians for a list of the dances that they'd be able to play if
> Unfortunately we're not going to be there - it looks like a great ball.
> - Cathus
> --- In CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com, Tsire Tuzevo <tsire@> wrote:
> > Wahoo, I'm glad I'm already planning to attend this one. This is
> quite an ambitious plan and I'm excited to see it go forward.
> > In keeping with your request for suggestions, here's my two and a
> half cents.
> > It may be worth asking Cathus and Rowan for some of their newer
> English Country reconstructions, I'm blanking on the names but they're
> quite nice. (Cathus, Rowan , Help, what's the snap and change one??)
> > Please leave the out of period dances for the pick up dancing and
> out of the set list. These include:
> > Korobushka
> > Calontir BranslePavane (which one - many are very very modern and
> made up)Quen Quer Que (tertiary research experiment on a Cantiga
> format- ask it's creator Sion if you'd like more info)Salterello: La
> > For personal tastes I'd replace:
> > Bella Gioioso with Villanella, Washerwomans Bransle with any
> non-mimed bransle, and Nonesuch with a root canal.
> > Most of all I'm just glad you're taking this on and that there will
> be dancing at two coronations in a row. Woot!
> > Tsire
> > To: CalontirDance@: c.mortika@: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 15:46:18
> +0000Subject: [CalontirDance] Proposal for Coronation: Comments
> > So, in the evening of Luther & Maerwynn's coronation, in Their Shire
> ofDeodar, 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 amore polished announcement to a
> wider audience on Monday or so.There are three sets, each taking about
> an hour. Afterwards, there'llbe pick-up dancing and requests.SET
> ONE:Set One is intended to be dance-novice friendly. People who
> haven'tdanced (or danced much) before should be able to walk away with
> apositive experience. We can achieve that by getting them
> comfortableenough with a few dances that they can get past the
> "learning stage" oftrying to remember the next steps, and actually
> dance. This set shouldconsist mostly of well-known favorites, but it
> might also include a newdance. All dances will be taught.* Official
> Bransle* Black Almain* Petit Riens* Gathering Peascods* Rufty Tufty*
> My Lady CullenSET TWO:The middle set is a "standard" dance ball. There
> may be some newdances, but not many. Most dances will be reviewed
> beforehand, but notall. 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* PiantoneSET THREE:Set Three
> is a "Caroso-style" ball. A Caroso ball is, in some ways,the analogue
> of a bardic circle. People take turns leading. Sometimesthe leader
> starts a song / dance where everybody joins in, and sometimesyou'll
> see a a piece with just a couple or two on the dance floor,
> andeverybody else actively watching the performance. To accomodate a
> liveband, the request list needs to be restricted to, say, 20 or so
> dances:* Ballo di Fiore (will start)* Amoroso* Bella Gioiosa*
> Chestnut* Gelosia* Gracca Amorosa* Heart's Ease* Korobushka* Maltese
> Bransle* Montarde Bransle* Nonesuch* Pavane* Quen Quer Que*
> Salterello: La Regina* Vita di Cholino* Washerwoman's BransleHelp me
> out. What dances need to be added, or switched
> around?--Christian[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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- View Source--- In CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com, Tsire Tuzevo <tsire@...> wrote:
> In keeping with your request for suggestions, here's my twoThank you for your suggestions, as well as for your enthusiasm and
> and a half cents.
support! It would be rude of me to ask for your opinion and then
publically disagree with it. But I'd be happy to send you a private
note explaining why I chose some of the post-1600 dances.