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Verceppe, Cesarina

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on June 2, 2011 - 11:12pm
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A few branles to warm up, then, since we were five with Amalie in town, we decided to return to the only renaissance dance for five that I know of : Verceppe.

 

Verceppe is a moderately complicated 15th C Italian ballo. It's made harder because the music we use (on Forse che Si Forse che Non) is beautiful, but not always easy to hear the rhythms in, and this dance has a lot of rhythmic changes. We danced Verceppe quite a lot at one point, but none of us remembered it well, so it took most of the hour to refresh.

 

That done, Anna taught Cesarina, the 16th Balletto that she's working on for her Liveryman's project. She's taught it, but has barely danced it herself (the teacher always sits out!) and now she needs practice so she can film it for her project. The dance went well, and we're doing the figures much more neatly than last time we tried it.

 

 

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