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Sobria

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on June 18, 2012 - 1:22pm
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Present: Katherina Weyssin, William de Wyke, William de Cameron, Katherine of Glastonbury, Caterine de Vantier, Anna de Wilde

We revised simpler material in the first hour, then did a group reconstruction of Sobria in the second.

First hour:

  • Amoroso
  • Rostiboli Gioioso
  • Prenes on gre
  • Ly Bens Distonys
  • Lauro

Second hour: Sobria

Sobria is a fifteen-century Italian ballo, for one woman and five men. The woman dances with her partner, while the other four men try to attract her attention. Since our dance group had, that night, two men and four women, we temporarily declared William de Cameron to be "the woman", with Anna de Wilde as his partner. The rest of us played the other men.

Our quick reconstruction worked reasonably well, with some tweaks to suit the music I had. I'll look at it more closely over the coming weeks to be sure we've covered all the details.

This turned out to be a lot of fun, with pretty, varied patterns and much opportunity to ham things up. Definitely one to return to.

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