[SCA-Dance] torches for torch branle
Jane & Mark Waks
waks at comcast.net
Tue Jun 13 19:35:32 EDT 2006
The MOMstable wrote:
> When we've danced this (West Kingdom), we have starters hold batches of
> flowers (if it's to be a snowball type dance) or single flowers, either
> real or silk. For the snowball variation, they give half to their
> partner when it's time to part, until everyone has one flower, or the
> dance ends. For the other variation, they pass the flower, rather than
> light the torch or candle. Especially good for halls that do not allow
Amusing -- I wonder if this idea was picked up from Ballo del Fiore?
That seems likely: Fiore is approximately the same dance as Torch
Bransle (they're clearly related, although different in many details),
but flower-based instead of candle-based...
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