[SCA-Dance] A hint on reconstructing 14th century dance?
bwebb at inf.ed.ac.uk
Fri Jan 6 10:40:14 EST 2012
I just came across this fascinating snippet from the "Yconomica" of Konrad
of Megenberg, written about 1350 (translated in C.Page "German
musicians and their Instruments" Early Music, 1982, April, p192-200):
"Fiddles inspire joy in minds, and they are therefore more appropriate to
the dances of women . . . Indeed, in modern times the shawms and loud
trumpets generally banish the sober fiddles from the feasts, and the young
girls dance eagerly to the loud noise, like hinds, shaking their buttocks
womanishly and rudely."
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