[SCA-Dance] La Vita e Bella (pun intended)

Alexander Clark alexbclark at pennswoods.net
Wed Aug 15 22:21:13 EDT 2012

P. S. The circling (in ruota) figure, solos, and finale are optional.
You may also add hand touches during the riverenze before the catena.

On 8/15/12, Alexander Clark <alexbclark at pennswoods.net> wrote:
> On 8/15/12, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 15 Aug 2012, Alexander Clark <alexbclark at pennswoods.net> wrote:
>>> BTW, if anyone gets to do this with Thyra before she is crowned and
>>> becomes a Dancing Queen, be sure to greet her with a hearty
>>> "Buongiorno, Principessa!"
>>> On 8/15/12, I wrote:
>>>> I just had a horrible idea, and I had to do something about it. The
>>>> results are below.
>>>> La Vita e Bella
>>>> perpetrated by Henry of Maldon (Alex Clark)
>>>> To the tune of Bella Gioiosa, with the Ritornello played (three
>>>> repeats) after every playing of the main theme, as if it were a
>>>> chorus.
>> I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar enough with cascarde and don't know
>> Thyra -- why is this "a horrible idea", and what's the
>> significance/pun of "Life is Good" (if I'm interpreting the Italian
>> correctly)?  At a glance, it looked pretty close to Bella Gioiosa.
> With a grave accent, the title would mean "Life is Beautiful" (like
> the movie). Without, it means "La Vita [di Cholino] and Bella
> [Gioiosa]".
> And "Buongiorno, Principessa!" is a quote from _La Vita è Bella_.
> --
> Henry/Alex

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