[SCA-Dance] A hint on reconstructing 14th century dance?

Charlene Charette charlene281 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 14:25:12 EST 2012

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Barbara Webb <bwebb at inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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."
> Caitlin

A modern observation: note that moving "womanishly" is considered "rude."


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