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Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Sep 30th, 2010

 

  • Rostiboli Gioioso for a couple (15thC Italian ballo)
  • Amoroso (15th C Italian Ballo francese)
  • Ginevra (15thC Italian bassadanza) - we spent most of the session refining and polishing this
  • Pungente Dardo (16thC Italian balletto)
  • step-practice: fioretti (as in Il Ballarino)
Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Dance journal on Sep 23rd, 2010

 

  • Rostiboli Gioioso, for a couple (15thC Italian ballo)
  • Amoroso, for a couple (15thC Italian 'ballo franzese')
  • Spero, for three (15thC Italian ballo)
  • Ginevra, for a couple (15th C Italian bassadanza)
  • Leoncello Vecchio, for two people, and Leoncello Novo, for three people (15thC Italian balli)
  • Anello, for four people (15thC Italian ballo)
Posted by Ildhafn Seneschal to the Dance journal on Sep 16th, 2010

 

  • Rostiboli Gioioso for two and three people (15thC Italian balli)
  • Leoncello Vecchio, for two people, and Leoncello Novo, for three people (15thC Italian balli)
  • Ginevra, for a couple (15th C Italian bassadanza)
  • Anello, for four people (15thC Italian ballo)
  • Ly Bens Distonys, for couples (dance from the Gresley MS, English, c. 1500)
  • Branle de la Montarde, for as many as will (dance from Arbeau's Orchesography, 1589)

 

Posted by Ildhafn Seneschal to the Dance journal on Sep 15th, 2010

For the next few months we'll be concentrating on dances from the 15th century, and especially from 15th century Italy.

These are amongst the earliest surviving choreographies of European dancing. They come from a cluster of about twelve manuscripts, written in Italy during the second half of the fifteenth century and the first decades of the sixteenth century. There are slow, slinky, majestic dances; bouncy, playful dances; intricate performance-pieces; and dances that have a bit of everything.

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