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The [[branle]] '''Poitou''' (or ''Branle de Poitou'') is found in [[Orchesography]] by [[Thoinot Arbeau]]. It is reputed to have been danced by the Poitevans. The music is in 3/4 timing and there are many instrumental pieces from [[16th century]] [[France]] called ''Branle de Poitou''.
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The [[branle]] '''Poitou''' (or ''Branle de Poitou'') is found in [[Orchesography]] by [[Thoinot Arbeau]]. It is reputed to have been danced by the Poitevans. The music is in has a time signature of 9/4. There are many instrumental pieces from [[16th century]] [[France]] called ''Branle de Poitou'' with either 9/4 or 6/4 timing, or else an alternation between the two.
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Some musical examples of the ''Branle double de Poitou'' also exist.
   
 
==Steps Used==
 
==Steps Used==
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{{Branles}}

Revision as of 10:02, 1 July 2005

The branle Poitou (or Branle de Poitou) is found in Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. It is reputed to have been danced by the Poitevans. The music is in has a time signature of 9/4. There are many instrumental pieces from 16th century France called Branle de Poitou with either 9/4 or 6/4 timing, or else an alternation between the two.

Some musical examples of the Branle double de Poitou also exist.

Steps Used

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 couples.

Verse

KR KL KR KL (slowly, taking three beats for each kick)
KR KL KR KL (quickly, taking one beat for each kick)
Pause for two beats
Repeat

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