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*googles Joy and Jealousy*

Ah. I can see why this dance never got popular despites the lovely music. Not symmetrical enough to be ingrained in memory. Plus it's 3 people.

I didn't go to the gym today and decided to exercise with renaissance dancing. Bella Gioiosa doing all three solos is quite a workout.
 
10 days till Pennsic. Aaaarrrgh. Haven't sewn for the boy yet. Maybe he'll just get to borrow my white chemise and have matching linen to throw over it... to match my improvised "early classical" roman clothing.

At KWDS, there was a musician's challenge, where the musician started to play a dance song, then would randomly insert other pieces in. Making a medley of dances and music. We had to figure it out mid-dance. This changed several times. I was in a set with Gwommy, Darius and his fiance, so we did pretty well. Figured out obscure ECD stuff...

The funny thing is, the dance that took us the longest to figure out... we would look at each other.. then at a particular musical phrase, we all turned, including me (who was quite rusty then) and we couldn't figure out why we were turning. Until someone said: "Lorayne Almande!" And we're like: oooh.

It's funny how our body recognized the musical phrasing and knew it had to turn at that phrase.

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mdf356
Jul. 24th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
How tall/big is Andy? I have shlock garb in the house somewhere I think. It'd probably be large but that's better than small.
ripresa
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
that would be much much much appreciated. he's a little shorter then you, and a medium size.
mdf356
Jul. 25th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
When do you leave? When do you want to come over, assuming I can find my garb box?
ripresa
Jul. 26th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
what area do you live in??
mdf356
Jul. 26th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
NW Austin, in the box between Parmer, 183, Mopac and Duval.

So, other end of town from you, IIRC.
ripresa
Jul. 26th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
yeah.. i can drive over. let me know when you find the box :)
mdf356
Jul. 27th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Not in the house so it must be in the storage locker. I'll try to remember to stop in tomorrow morning and get it.
mdf356
Jul. 27th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Got the box. When do you want to look it over?
majcher
Jul. 24th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
see a nerd, doin' a dance, whatchoo gonna do?
What's a terp book?
ripresa
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Re: see a nerd, doin' a dance, whatchoo gonna do?
proud to be a nerd!!

Terpischore at the tower
A book/dance event that happens in Ann Arbor, MI.
Has cheat sheets for dancing.

Hey, if we don't rehearse on sundays, maybe we can have game night next sunday eve.
peteyfrogboy
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
I tried propagating Voltati in ca Rosina last year, but it's a tough one, for the reasons you said. Even teaching it to the Pennsic dance crowd it was kind of a hard sell because the only way to learn it is rote repetition.
ripresa
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
yeah, the first two parts the music and steps coincide quite nicely. but after that, it wasn't as intuitive.
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