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La Figlia di Guglielmino, Contrapassi

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on October 14, 2010 - 12:49pm
  • Amoroso
  • La Figlia di Guglielmino (for the first time)
  • step practise - fioretti
  • step practise - contrapassi
  • Ginevra

We spent most of the practise working through La Figlia di Guglielmino for the first time. We're using the music from Eschewynge of Ydelnesse, which makes the sections (quadernaria, bassadanza, quadernaria, piva) quite clear, but which still isn't easy to dance to. It's more challenging than most of the 15th Italian dances we've been working on, but nevertheless we had it almost working right (and with no calling) by the time we stopped.

Our fioretti are still working well, and we can do the second verse of Pavaniglia correctly, many times over, without getting puffed or sore. Yay!

We spent a while practising the alternation between regular doppii in bassadanza and contrapassi; then explored a alternative interpretation of contrapassi that I've encountered recently for the first time: interesting, elegant, but not entirely convincing.

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