RE: [CalontirDance] RUSH
> Conrad, the only dances I'm not comfortable playing:Well we should fix that, the tape I have doesn't fit the pattern in
> Whirligig - I can play until the dancing's done, but the
> music is weird and
> I've never been able to watch the dance and figure out what's going on
> Angus Reel - I don't have music, and have never heard it.Yep something like that
> Mertiritza - same here. I understand from someone on the folkdance
> newsgroup that it's Greek?
> Ivy Allemande - ???Music???That and the last two are from meridies :)
> L'Escargot and tangle bransle just go to music the musiciansYep, but that one should be easy - the dance is simple and I'd be surprised
> can stand as I
> understand it (and are darn near the same dance?)
> Il Piantone also goes to anything.
> I've got music for Ly Ben Distonys and Pizocara but we should
> make sure the
> repeats are the same as what we'll do at Lilies (I've played them with
> different repeats)
if the music is too complicated.
How about Ballo del Fiore?
Even in 4 hours I can't imagine well get through all the Ball dances let
most of the requests :)
Enclosed is a general Intro/Background class I've worked up.
I taught a quick 1 hour version at a Stevens College dance history class.
Its more of an overview of the various times and styles with a little less
emphasis on actual dancing than I normally do. Its a html file.
>How about Ballo del Fiore?This and Candlestick bransle are similar dances and the music is similar
too. Yep, I can play it (and take brief naps while playing for large
>Even in 4 hours I can't imagine well get through all the Ball dances letNope, that's why I thought we'd group them by types. If people do a group
>alone most of the requests :)
of branles, they will at least walk out with the knowledge that branles are
simple dances, usually in a circle with double and single left and rights.
Same principle with Elizabethan-style English Country.
>Enclosed is a general Intro/Background class I've worked up.And most of the big objections I hear is that I talk more than people
>I taught a quick 1 hour version at a Stevens College dance history class.
>Its more of an overview of the various times and styles with a little less
>emphasis on actual dancing than I normally do. Its a html file.
expect. I used to try to have a theory class, then a lab class, but even
that confused people.
We should probably get the paperwork for our respective classes as link
to's from your European Dance page off the main Calontir webpage.