[SCA-Dance] Interpreting the last chorus of "Cuckolds All A Row"
ben at houseofpung.net
Mon Mar 19 15:38:19 EDT 2012
The one that comes to mind for me is the first chorus of Whirligig (mushrooms), where the man and woman cross over between the other couple, going "ladies first". There's not really a set number of beats there, just a right-of-way.
On Mar 19, 2012, at 3:30 PM, David Learmonth wrote:
> Sorry, yes, I didn't mean officially starting at the same time, but the men
> start, and then the women one or two beats later, vs 4 beats later.
> I just meant it as a philosophical argument of whether 4 beats later could
> feel like "allmost at the same time", relative to other dances with longer
> figures. That was all. (noted that your opinion is that it would not be 4
> beats apart in this case). :)
> I guess are there other dances where the two genders start figures just
> slightly offset from one another? (i.e. 1-2 beats) I know there are some
> in my head, but I think those might be SCA choreographies I am thinking of.
> Oh, and definitely though I'd think that, although many dances I'm very
> used to a regimented 4 beat structure, when I think of some dances, such as
> Parson's Farewell, it definitely feels like the lines get blurred, and some
> figures are done in different amounts of time than we are used to,
> depending how you interpret them.
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Mar 2012, David Learmonth <david.a.learmonth at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Ok, so in chorus #2, I'm curious to know whether "then the 2 men
>>> shall change places, the woemen also allmost at the same time", so
>>> does this mean that they would be moving at the same time? Or could
>>> it just "seem" like almost the same time, because they are only 4
>>> beats separated, versus many movements we make that are separated by
>>> 8 beats?
>> You can't have the women really start at the same time as the men,
>> because you'd get a four-person pileup in the center. I've always
>> done exchanges in 4 beats, and I wouldn't consider "allmost at the
>> same time" == "4 beats later". So I'm thinking men start, then women
>> start a little early, giving a little more time for the circling.
>> Danett Lincoln
>> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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