[Anst-dancers] Re: Flag-Twirling
Miriam Robinson Gould
madame_sosostris at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 6 11:42:11 PDT 2003
>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
>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.
Sayidda Tahira bint Ibrahim al-Ishbiliyya
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