[Anst-dancers] Re: Flag-Twirling

Julie Cunningham Julie at ettros.com
Mon Oct 6 12:04:21 PDT 2003


I would love to see this group in action.  Any ideas if there is video of them?

-----Original Message-----
From: Miriam Robinson Gould [mailto:madame_sosostris at hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 1:42 PM
To: ansteorra-dancers at ansteorra.org
Subject: [Anst-dancers] Re: Flag-Twirling



<snip>
>
>Here is nice page about it -
>Sbandieratory Sansepolcro - http://www.flagshow.com/ingl.htm
>
>It is really difficult to find much about the history excepting that it 
>dates
>back to the Renaissance.
>
Have you tried asking any fencers who work with period fencing manuals if 
they've seen anything about it?  I haven't seen any references to it in 
period Italian dance manuals, but the link that you gave described it as 
codified in fencing manuals and considered as a martial art.

And since this is my first post, I guess it's time to introduce myself.  :)  
I have been dancing Renaissance dancing for a really long time now.  I 
danced for four years in Carolingia, then moved to the Barony of 
Windmaster's Hill in Atlantia.  I ran the dance practice there for two or 
three years (*grin* can't quite remember) and then last year moved to 
Bryn-Gwlad, where I have happily been able to simply dance while Lady Lowrie 
runs the practice.

In service,

Sayidda Tahira bint Ibrahim al-Ishbiliyya

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