[SCA-Dance] Ripresa graue

Justin du coeur jducoeur at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 16:07:35 EDT 2013

Hmm.  The McDonald's allusion aside, that's exactly the standard Brainard
interpretation of the 15th century Contenenza.  Given that folks often make
the hand-waving comparison that the 15th and 16th century riprese and
continenze kind of swapped places, I can see folks interpreting the 16th
century ripresa minima as essentially a 15th century continenza.  And from
there, it's not much of a leap to use the same motion for the ripresa grave.

That's just a guess, but it's a fairly plausible explanation -- that sort
of game of telephone is pretty common in the SCA...

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 3:56 PM, Jeremy Kessler <greenguy at peculiarity.net>wrote:

> Urraca,
> > and I had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get there
> So did you walk uphill and then over, or did you walk over and then
> uphill?  Enquiring minds want to know!
> For the record, I think the first time I was taught how to do a ripresa
> the idea was to go up, over, and down so as to emulate the golden arches
> of McDonalds.  That was a very long time ago.
> Phelan
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