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