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The [[branle]] '''Hermit''' is found in [[Orchesography]] by [[Thoinot Arbeau]]. It is a the [[mimed branle]].
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The '''Hermits' [[branle]]''' is found in [[Orchesography]] by [[Thoinot Arbeau]]. It is a [[mimed branle]].
   
 
==Steps Used==
 
==Steps Used==
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* [[Pied en l'air gauche]] or kick left ('''KL''')
 
* [[Pied en l'air gauche]] or kick left ('''KL''')
 
* [[Pied en l'air droit]] or kick right ('''KR''')
 
* [[Pied en l'air droit]] or kick right ('''KR''')
* [[Pieds joints]] or feet together ('''||''')
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* [[Pieds joints]] or feet together ('''Close''')
* [[Marque pied gauche]] or quick single left with hovering foot ('''ShL''')
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* [[Marque pied gauche]] or touch left toe to ground while landing on the right foot ('''TTL''')
* [[Marque pied droit]] or quick single right with hovering foot ('''ShR''')
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* [[Marque pied droit]] or touch right toe to ground while landing on the left foot ('''TTR''')
   
 
==Choreography==
 
==Choreography==
   
As with all branles, this dance is performed in a line of people holding hands or, if enough people are present, a circle. It is not necessary for the dancers to be paired into partners.
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As with most branles, this dance is performed in a line of people holding hands or (if enough people are present) a circle. It is not necessary for the dancers to be paired into partners.
   
The verse and chorus alternate until such time as the musicians decide to stop.
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The two strains of the tune alternate until such time as the musicians decide to stop.
   
===Verse===
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===1st Strain===
   
 
DL DR (Repeat)
 
DL DR (Repeat)
   
===Chorus===
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===2nd Strain===
   
KL KR KL || (during these three kicks the dancers turn to face outwards.)<br>
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KL KR KL Close (during these three kicks, the dancers turn to face outwards)<br>
ShL ShR ShL || (during these hovering singles dancers cross their arms and bow their heads.)<br>
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TTL TTR TTL Close (during these toe touches, the dancers cross their arms and bow)<br>
KL KR KL || (during these three kicks the dancers turn to face inwards again.)<br>
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KL KR KL Close (during these three kicks, the dancers turn to face inwards again)<br>
ShL ShR ShL || (during these hovering singles dancers cross their arms and bow their heads.)<br>
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TTL TTR TTL Close (during these toe touches, the dancers cross their arms and bow)<br>
   
 
[[Category:Dances]]
 
[[Category:Dances]]

Revision as of 18:01, 23 February 2006

The Hermits' branle is found in Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. It is a mimed branle.

Steps Used

Choreography

As with most branles, this dance is performed in a line of people holding hands or (if enough people are present) a circle. It is not necessary for the dancers to be paired into partners.

The two strains of the tune alternate until such time as the musicians decide to stop.

1st Strain

DL DR (Repeat)

2nd Strain

KL KR KL Close (during these three kicks, the dancers turn to face outwards)
TTL TTR TTL Close (during these toe touches, the dancers cross their arms and bow)
KL KR KL Close (during these three kicks, the dancers turn to face inwards again)
TTL TTR TTL Close (during these toe touches, the dancers cross their arms and bow)

Branles

Aridan Branle | Breton Branle | Burgundian Branle | Candlestick Branle | Cassandra Branle | Charlotte Branle | Clog Branle | Double Branle | Gavotte | Gay Branle | Haut Barrois Branle | Hay Branle | Hermits Branle | Horses Branle | Maltese Branle | Montarde Branle | Official Branle | Pease Branle | Pinagay Branle | Poitou Branle | Scottish Branle | Single Branle | War Branle | Washerwomen's Branle