AD - Re: Please help us decide what to teach at KDMW

Russell Kinder russmax at
Sun Apr 8 04:38:40 PDT 2001

Is there evidence that no styling (the way it's done now) is more authentic
than Spanish styling?

I guess what I'm saying is that if it still fits Negri's written
description, then it's a valid reconstruction, in much the same way that a
given blazon can be drawn differently, given heraldic styles of different
artists. The duck is still a duck, but it could be Donald or Howard.

I don't make the claim that Il Canario is a Spanish dance, after all. Negri
does. So, if some dancer was a performer of Canaries, and happened to go to
Spain and saw local dances performed a certain way, he might think about
adding some of that styling to his own version, to give it the feel of what
he *thinks* is its native land.


on 4/6/2001 11:39 PM, Charlene Charette at charlene at wrote:

> Russell Kinder wrote:
> Setting aside whether Il Canario really was a Spanish dance or not, is
> there any evidence that the styling of Spanish "traditional" dances is
> appropriate for the 16th century.
> --Perronnelle

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