[SCA-Dance] Petit Vriens Considered Dangerous?

Laura Bethard richenza1 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 5 15:24:40 EDT 2011

I used to love this dance, but the way it's danced locally makes me avoid it, or dance it out in the hallway where I can be assured of my personal safety.  We have one dancer in particular who tends to dance it like a bull in a china shop.  I get that with a full floor, doing fancy stuff occasionally breaks down into anarchy.  Still, if one is going to aim at another set and charge at full speed, it behooves one to have cleared in advance that they are willing.
-Yf thou were a latyn tretise ich wolde putte thee in the vernacular.

--- On Tue, 4/5/11, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:

From: Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com>
Subject: [SCA-Dance] Petit Vriens Considered Dangerous?
Cc: "SCA Dance" <sca-dance at sca-dance.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 1:06 PM

On Tue, 5 Apr 2011, Niki <janeeve2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Issues that have been discussed in prior classes include:
> Arming safely

It's not from personal experience, but I've heard that, at Gulf Wars,
Petit Vriens is a hazardous dance: people doing line-weaving can be
hazardous, but I think I've heard that there's someone there who loves
to do full-speed _impact_.  Anyone know better about this?

I should note that, a couple of years ago at a local event's dance
when I announced that there would be no contact / no weaving, at least
one couple left the floor in disappointment.

(BTW, can I safely assume that there's nothing about weaving in
Domenico or any other period source?)

Denyel de Lyncoln
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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