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Canario - man's first mutanze

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on December 23, 2010 - 12:25pm
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Present: William, Ludwig, Katherina

Warmup: Rostiboli Gioioso for three (with two men and one woman, for a change)


Main Session: Canario



  • woman's first mutanza
  • woman's second mutanza
  • structural verses (intro, change-ends, finale : new to Ludwig, in this form)

New Material

  • man's first mutanza (group reconstruction, mostly William's effort)
  • man's second mutanza (group reconstruction, mostly William's effort)

Having played with various possibilities, we're now quite happy with our reconstruction of the man's first mutanza, and we've added a number of refinements in addition to those Negri prescribed (see Katherina's detailed notes). We made a great deal of progress in the man's second mutanza: the advance is good, but we have not yet settled on a pleasing solution for the retreat. We've played with numerous rhythms (and ways to describe the rhythm) for the initial seven botte, but haven't chosen a favourite yet.


Revision: Pavaniglia

We spent almost the entire 2-hour session on the Canary, and had no space in our brains for Pavaniglia, so we abandoned revision.


Next Session

Next session (Monday) we'll revise the man's fourth mutanza of Pavaniglia, and try to put it together with the woman's. Our "new" material will be the first mutanza of Pavaniglia, which we haven't tried since last summer. We'll have another look at the man's first mutanza of the Canary if possible.


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!




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