[Bg-dance] Italian ren in Austin

s1ren s1renwoman at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 13:36:19 PST 2011

> ... partly from not knowing who exactly will want to come.

I'll come, if it's a weekend day.  I think it sounds fabulous.  I loved
Ballo del Fiores when you taught it, Daniel, and I'd really like to learn
more about Italian ren.  Count me in, if you need numbers. :)

~ Madlylyne

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Dec 2011, Charlene Charette <charlene281 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:11 AM,  <star7fisher at aol.com> wrote:
>>> Would any of these work for you and would you prefer Saturday or
>>> Sunday workshop hours? We were speculating about it being a Noon to
>>> 5 pm time slot. Is that viable?
>> ...
>> Noon is good since it takes me about three hours to get there.
> Is noon to 5 PM a decent time frame, not too long, not too short?
> Personally, I tend to be a hopelessly greedy little consumer ...
>  Were you wanting one day or two?
> "Two?", he asked faintly.  "I'm sorry, did you just offer two days?"
> Oh God, my drool almost shorted out my keyboard.  And there's no
> fainting couch at the office.  I shall have to recline on a table
> to sip the reviving medicinal brandy.
>  Any ideas on what steps or dances you want to learn? That will
>> determine how much time it takes.
> I don't know about others' opinions, but I'm somewhat at sea to answer
> that, partly from not knowing the repetoire well, partly from not
> knowing who exactly will want to come.
> My own impressions of the current knowledge base at BG are
> - Petit Vriens: a lot of people know this and it's reasonably popular
> - Amoroso: a fair number of people know it pretty well, but at the 3-D
>  revel only two couples got up for it.  (BTW: BG now dances it so
>  that a dancer need not return to the same partner they danced away
>  from.  That seems more authentic to Italian Renaissance mores.  It
>  certainly seems more fun.)
> - Gelosia: some people know it, but we rarely dance it.
> - Rostiboli Gioioso: My impression is that, when it comes to Italian
>  Ren in the SCA, Rostiboli Gioiosa is #4 on the hit parade, but I
>  invite correction.  I've taught it two times now in BG (with the
>  stylings that Vashti hard-coded into my brain decades ago), but I've
>  haven't heard clamoring for it.
> I taught (a version of?) Ballo del Fiore a couple of times a few
> months ago, but that didn't really go anywhere.
> I have decaying memories of Bella Gioiosa.  And also of that other
> dance, mildly common, that I keep getting dragged into without much
> instruction ... Gracca Amorosa, that's it.
> Myfanwy presumably knows more.
> Danet Lincoln
> --
> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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