[Bg-dance] Italian ren in Austin

Charlene Charette charlene281 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 15:06:32 PST 2011

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 8:30 AM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:

> Oh, I don't for a moment suggest that swapping partners was authentic
> to Italian DANCE (except Gelosia, and even then it's according to
> fixed rules), but to Italian MORES and reputation, as if we mimed
> forming shifting alliances, backstabbing each other, and poisoning
> each other.  In short, we're being silly and flirtatious and
> mocking/envying the reputation of Italian lovers.  Yes, it's dance
> sin, but given that those who do it know the dance well, it's having
> fun like if someone were to poach in Whirlygig.

Ah, gotcha. Misunderstood you to mean it was authentic to dance rather
than a dance game.


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