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The '''Horses' [[branle]]''' is found in [[Orchesography]] by [[Thoinot Arbeau]]. It is one of the [[mimed branles]].
Wibble back and forth sideways a few times, then gents paw the ground with one foot (as a [[horse]] might), and do a four-step round-the-left-shoulder rotate (opportunity for flourishes, kissing hands, etc.); then ladies do pretty much the same (though swapping lefts for rights, unless you want to end up progressing down the line, spitting partners out each repeat) (opportunity for studied nonchalence towards forward men).  Take a beat's rest, wash, rinse, repeat.<br>
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Relatively harmless -- little chance for kidnappings or major seductions.
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==Steps Used==
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* [[Double left (branle)|Double left]] ('''DL''')
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* [[Double right (branle)|Double right]] ('''DR''')
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* [[Tap right]] (or stamp or <I>tappement</I>) ('''TR''')
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* [[Single right (branle)|Single right]] ('''SR''')
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==Choreography==
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Like the [[Candlestick Branle]], this branle is done by couples holding hands with each other, and is not known to have any specific formation in which the couples are arranged. The couples hold both hands; the simplest way is to take near hands facing one's partner, but it is not known if this is correct.
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The two strains of music alternate until such time as the musicians decide to stop.
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===1st Strain===
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DL DR DL DR DL DR DL DR
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===2nd Strain===
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Men: TR TR SR DL, turning round to the left during the double<br>
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Women do the same: TR TR SR DL, turning round to the left during the double
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==Variations==
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This dance has been adapted by modern people into a mixer, in which the couples are in one of various larger formations and the final turn takes each dancer away from his or her partner. These modern versions may best be learned in person from those who do them.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:32, 22 February 2006

The Horses' branle is found in Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. It is one of the mimed branles.

Steps Used

Choreography

Like the Candlestick Branle, this branle is done by couples holding hands with each other, and is not known to have any specific formation in which the couples are arranged. The couples hold both hands; the simplest way is to take near hands facing one's partner, but it is not known if this is correct.

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

1st Strain

DL DR DL DR DL DR DL DR

2nd Strain

Men: TR TR SR DL, turning round to the left during the double
Women do the same: TR TR SR DL, turning round to the left during the double

Variations

This dance has been adapted by modern people into a mixer, in which the couples are in one of various larger formations and the final turn takes each dancer away from his or her partner. These modern versions may best be learned in person from those who do them.

Offsite Link

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