westdance: demo at collegium

Hugh Sider hsider at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 25 10:47:39 PDT 2009


Amoroso has the additional advantage of being pretty simple to do while still looking like a fun dance.  It's worth showing that there are fun dances you can do with only two steps, one of which is walking.  Not all italian dances have to be intimidating.  

Raf

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Crystal A. Larsen" <xtalrock at yahoo.com>
>Sent: Mar 25, 2009 12:47 PM
>To: westdance at westdance.org
>Subject: Re: westdance: demo at collegium
>
>
>--- On Tue, 3/24/09, Francis Classe <torlanswingmeister at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I thought that we might focus some slightly showier dances
>> for the demo, so here is what I would like to propose:
>> 
>> Fiamma d'Amore
>> Villanella
>> Bizzaria d'Amore
>> Gracca Amoroso
>> Contrapasso (can we field 3 couples?  Maybe in duo...)
>> 
>> I figure that after these 5 dances we can then open up the
>> floor to dance whatever.  However, I think it would
>> look much more like a performance if we only had one couple
>> up at a time for the first 5 (except for Bizzaria where 2
>> are needed).  Any concerns?
>
>One little concern, I'd like to _add_ one of the flashy ECDs (Maybe Cin's reconstruction of Fain I Would? Or Stingo?). I worry the current list would make it look like you have learn Italian to be one of the cool kids. 
>
>Also, as much as I love Villanella, I think the chase and catch of Rosiboli or Amoroso might present better to an audience.
>
>regards,
>Crystal of the Westermark
>
>
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