Our first advanced-dancing session for the summer!
Present: Katherina, Anna, William, Caterine
Warm up: Pungente Dardo, Amoroso
Main Session: Canario
- Basic structure of a Canary (see my handout on "How to improvise a Canary").
- Seguiti spezzati schisciati al Canarii and the seguiti spezzati schisciati in saltini in the passeggio intorno [turning passage]. Notes: stamp/scuff onto the front half of the foot, not the heel; start the 'scuff' about level with the instep of the other foot - further back and you get 'stuck'; do all (but especially spezzati and seguiti battuti) with upright torso and very slightly bent knees; don't stamp too hard or your knees will feel it later.
- Negri's opening figure: honours, lead-out, circle, separate.
- Woman's first mutanza: seguiti battuti; ripresa minuta; scorsi; retreat with stamps.
- Woman's second mutanza: 3 trabucchetti, riprese minute x 4; scorsi; retreat with stamped riprese minute.
Detailed notes will be given to dancers soon.
Revision - Pavaniglia
First two verses of Caroso's Pavaniglia from Il Ballarino.
- Opening honours - R, CC, coda
- Usual opening, to end of room with fioretti, coda.
Next session (Saturday) we'll focus on the 4th mutanza of the Pavaniglia (the one we didn't get to last summer); and revise the first two mutanze for the woman from Negri's Canary. Please have a look at your notes for the 4th mutanza if you get time, and check that all the vocabulary is familiar. We'll start with step-revision if we need to, but it will help if you can tell me early on which steps we should focus on.
Note: Regular all-inclusive renaissance dance classes have finished for the year, and will re-start in February. Over summer Katherina Weyssin runs intensive classes for a few of her advanced students, where we look at more difficult material. If this appeals to you, come to regular dance classes for a year or so to build up your skills, and you might be ready to join us by next summer!