westdance: Fwd: pennsicdance: A Ball from 1503: An Experiment in Recreation

Matthew Larsen matt1.larsen at gmail.com
Fri May 4 09:35:34 PDT 2007


This does sound interesting!  Alas, I won't be able to make Pennsic
this year, but I'd love to hear about the class if anyone does get to
it.  And if there's a handout, I'd love to have a copy!

Geoffrey

On 5/3/07, Francis Classe <torlanswingmeister at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I thought this was very interesting!  I will be sure
> to come back with information.
>
> - V
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> From: "Judith" <judithsca at aol.com>
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> Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 00:03:39 +0200
> Subject: pennsicdance: A Ball from 1503: An Experiment in Recreation
> Salve!
>
>     I have recently found an incredibly detailed description of a ball that
> occurred in 1503 in Ulm.  At Pennsic, I would like to try and reconstruct
> this ball format.  I have not set the time yet, but I am giving everybody a
> heads-up.  The dances will not be taught at the ball, and it will be about a
> two hour experiment, part of which will include a post-mortem on the
> experiment.  Both participants and spectators are welcome.  I will even try
> to provide refreshments to try and recreate a real ball atmosphere! :-)  The
> original description actually I describes something close to Caroso's format
> almost a hundred years later, except that everybody very clearly dances all
> the dances (with the exception of when the highest ranking person performs a
> special processional dance).  And, order of precedence decides who gets to
> pick what dance next.  Therefore, everybody interested in participating
> should come equipped with knowledge of their highest ranking award, and date
> of receipt so that the masters of ceremony can perform their jobs.
>
>
>
>   Here is the class description..
>
>
>
> This class will attempt to recreate a ball format from Ulm as described in
> 1503 by the chancellor of the Archduke of Austria.  No dances will be
> taught; participants should already know a fair number of dances from the
> 15th and 16th centuries.  Auditors and Spectators are welcome.  Primary
> source material will be discussed.
>
>
>
> Hope to see many of you there to help me try to recreate this!
>
> Judith
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