academie: Pinkie Hold (was Palming)

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Wed Nov 21 13:17:33 PST 2001

On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 08:47:26PM +0000, Miriam Robinson Gould wrote:

> Speaking of period paintings... the cover of the Ebreo book shows three 
> dancers holding pinkies at shoulder level, with elbows bent (so the arms are 
> in a "V" shape).  The picture is identified as being an illustrating of 15th 
> C dance.  Does anyone know how common this hold is?

Very rare; I haven't seen it elsewhere.

This is the woodcut that's redrawn on the cover of Joy and Jealousy.

Gregory Blount

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