[Anst-dancers] Hermit's Bransle?

Charlene Charette perronnelle at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 9 21:17:57 PDT 2005

tmcd at panix.com wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Charlene Charette <perronnelle at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>Having "spoken" with Daniel off-list, apparently the bottom-wiggle
>>was caused by the way he was doing the marque pied.  I explained my
>>interpretation to him and that seems to have helped.
> Specifically, you got me a photocopy of a page showing the step -- was
> that from a translation of Arbeau?

Well, I sent a photocopy and my personal herald to demonstrate.  If he 
didn't deliver the demonstration he shall have to be flogged.

> It looks to me more like jogging in place.  It's also curiously hard
> to do the bowing and the jogging at the same time, rather like rubbing
> your tummy and patting your head.
> Still, so our forefathers danced it, so will I essay to do, or the
> kingdom is doomed.

Not necessarily.  We don't know how exactly they did the bows.  I don't 
usually do this dance.  I'll have to play with it some more.


Signs that you're a Reenactor / 
http://www.gwerin.org.uk/silly/signs_that_you.htm :
You know every line in Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail by heart.
You've stopped watching Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail because 
you know every line by heart.

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