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A '''branle''' (also ''bransle'', pronounced brawl) is a [[16th century]] French [[dance]] style which moves mainly from side to side, and is performed in either a line or a circle. The [[Italian]] form of the word is ''Brando'', and the [[Spanish]] in ''Bran''.
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A '''branle''' (also ''bransle'', pronounced brawl) is a [[16th century]] French [[dance]] style which moves mainly from side to side, and is performed in either a line or a circle. The [[Italian]] form of the word is ''Brando'', and the [[Spanish]] in ''Bran''{{ref|Dolmetsch}}.
  
 
The only source for the dance steps to branles is ''[[Orchesography]]'' by [[Thoinot Arbeau]], although [[Antonius de Arena]] also makes brief mention of them. Arbeau strongly implies that the branle was a dance mainly performed by commoners.
 
The only source for the dance steps to branles is ''[[Orchesography]]'' by [[Thoinot Arbeau]], although [[Antonius de Arena]] also makes brief mention of them. Arbeau strongly implies that the branle was a dance mainly performed by commoners.
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*[[Washerwomen's Branle]]
 
*[[Washerwomen's Branle]]
  
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==References==
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#{{Note|Dolmetsch}}{{Book reference | Author=Mabel Dolmetsch| Title=Dances of France and England | Publisher=Lund Humphries | Year=1959 | ID=ISBN 030670725X}}<br>
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[[Category: Dance]]
 
[[Category: Dance]]

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