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Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on May 6th, 2012

IMG_6739This Saturday some of Ildhafn's dancers performed in the Coffee Concert at Somervell Presbyterian Church. There are some photographs here, and I hope to add video soon.

Dancers:

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Apr 27th, 2012

Thanks to everyone for getting frocked up for our partial dress rehearsal (corsets, farthingales, doublets, petticotes - the troublesome bits, worn over street clothes).

We had several good runs through our set, and determined where our clothes require extra attention.

Detailed rehearsal notes have been added to last week's blog.

Present: Katherina, Katherine, Caterine, Anna, William de Cameron

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Apr 22nd, 2012

This month's Hastilude provided a lovely opportunity for some after-dinner dancing.

What we did (with links to instructions):

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Apr 20th, 2012

Once again, we spent the whole evening rehearsing for our upcoming performance at Somervell Presbyterian's Daytime Concert Series, on May 5th. Two rehearsals to go . . .

[I'm adding notes after each rehearsal - some changes made after viewing site]

Present: Katherina, Anna, William, Katherine, Caterine

Confirmed playlist

(using modern names to avoid a proliferation of Katherines)

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Apr 12th, 2012

We decided and rehearsed dances for our upcoming performance at Somervell Presbyterian Church's Saturday Concert Series, on May 5th.

Present: Katherina, William de Cameron, Katherine, Anna, Caterine

What we danced tonight:

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Apr 6th, 2012

We had a full evening, in spite of several of us being rather tired.

Present: Katherina, William de Cameron, William de Wyke, Katherine, Caterine

We had a full evening, in spite of several of us being rather tired.

Open/beginner class

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Mar 30th, 2012

Just three of us tonight, so we revised a pile of dances that we've not seen for some time.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Mar 22nd, 2012

Since we had six when I was expecting only five, we tried parts of La Catena d'Amore, with some success. Everyone was patient with my half-formed reconstruction, and I learned much from having real dancers to move around.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Mar 8th, 2012

Warm up: Rostiboli Gioioso

Revision: Fulgente Stella

New Material: Pavana Matthei

We touched on this a few years ago, but haven't looked at it in a long time. We danced the whole dance, but using only the woman's mutanze. Once the rest of the dance is solid, we will learn the man's mutanze, which are significantly more challenging.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Mar 1st, 2012

First hour:

  • Ly Bens Distonys
  • Prenes in Gre
  • Simple branle
  • Scots branles
  • Earl of Essex Measure
  • Queen's Almain
  • Black Almain
Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Feb 26th, 2012

A good, full evening (even though my knees were complaining, so I taught from the couch).

Present: Caterine, Katherine, Anna, Ludwig, William, Katherina

  • Rostiboli Gioioso, for two and for three
  • Lioncello Vecchio (for two)
  • Fulgente Stella, for four (this took much of the evening)
  • Lioncello Novo (for three)
Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Feb 17th, 2012

The first class of 2012 went well, with good attendance and lots of dancing in spite of the sticky weather.

Present: Katherina, Anna, William de Cameron, William de Wyke, Caterine, Katherine and Amalie

First hour, simpler dances:

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Nov 17th, 2011

We made a playlist of all the dances on the Canterbury Fair ball list, put in on random, danced everything as is came up, and practiced more intensely those that we had trouble with.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Nov 10th, 2011

Revision for the Canterbury Faire ball, mostly. We danced:

  • Amoroso
  • Cesarina
  • Pungente Dardo
  • Gracca Amorosa
  • Contentezza d'Amore
  • Spagnoletta Nuova in modo di Madriglia
  • La Figlia di Guglielmino
  • Spero

Present: Katherina, William, Anna, Caterine

 

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Nov 3rd, 2011

Katherina, William, Amalie, Caterine and Nadia continued to work their way through learning or revising the Canterbury Fair ball-list.

Tonight we looked at:

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Oct 1st, 2011

As we had the pleasure of Monna Fina's company for an afternoon, we had an extra dance practice this week.

Present: Fina, Anna, Caterine, William, Katherina

Dances: Lorrayne Almain, Black Almain, Contentezza d'Amore (from Il Ballarino), Gracca Amorosa.

 

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Sep 28th, 2011

Present: William, Katherina, Anna, Caterine

Finally put all four verses of Spagnoletta Nuova in modo di Madriglia together. More revision of Lioncello, Contrapasso Nuovo.

 

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Sep 21st, 2011

Present: Anna, Caterine, William, Katherina

Learned the third verse of Spagnoletta Nuova in modo di Madgriglia. Brought Contrapasso Nuovo out of mothballs (doing it with a missing couple). Brushed up Leoncello Vecchio. Played with Amoroso, and the random playlist.

 

Spagnoletta works to Ramstein, far better than you'd think.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Sep 15th, 2011

Katherina, William and Caterine had a full, strenuous but fairly casual evening.

After warming up (Spero, some others I now forget) we spent the first half of the practice revising the first half of Spagnoletta Nuova in modo di Madriglia.

The rest of the evening was improvisatory:

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Sep 1st, 2011

Present: Katherina,William, Nadia, Caterine

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