[SCA-Dance] SCAd-Dance Delving into the Trihory
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Wed Feb 13 12:09:29 EST 2013
Jean-Michel Guilcher compared the Trihory with a lot of Breton folk dances and came to the conclusion that it is very closely related to the Dañs tro".
Jean-Michel Guilcher (1963): La tradition populaire de danse en Basse-Bretagne, Paris, École pratique des Hautes Études [latest edition: Spézet, Coop Breiz, 2007], page 291 f.
Unfortunately, the original Breton name "Dañs tro" has been largely replaced during 20th century by the French name "gavotte" which was subsequently bretonised into "gavotenn".
Don't confuse it with the renaissance gavotte in Arbeau which is a different dance.
Guilcher's theory goes as follows:
The Trihori de Bretagne has three movements with heel in the air (hausse talon) with R-L-R on beats 6-and-7:
1 2 3 4 5 6&7 8
L R L R L+R RLR__
the Breton "Dañs tro" collected in Calanhel has three movements with heel in the air on beats 5-and-6:
1 2 3 4 5&6 7 8
L R L R LRL R__
the Breton "Dañs tro" collected in Maël-Carhaix has three movements with heel in the air on beats 4-and-5:
1 2 3 4&5 6 7 8
L R L RLR L R__
the Breton "Dañs tro" collected at Quimper has three movements with heel in the air on beats 3-and-4:
1 2 3et4 5 6 7 8
L R LRL R L R__
and you will find this same step sequence in the "Dañs tro" from the mountains, which has conquered all festoù-noz (Breton folk dance nights) by the name "gavotte de montagne" during the 20th century and is nowadays known even outside Brittany.
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