Difference between revisions of "Washerwomen's Branle"

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* [[Double left (branle)|Double left]] ('''DL''')
 
* [[Double left (branle)|Double left]] ('''DL''')
 
* [[Double right (branle)|Double right]] ('''DR''')
 
* [[Double right (branle)|Double right]] ('''DR''')
* [[Single left (branle)|Single left]] ('''SL'')
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* [[Single left (branle)|Single left]] ('''SL''')
* [[Single right (branle)|Single right]] ('''SR'')
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* [[Single right (branle)|Single right]] ('''SR''')
 
* [[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''')

Revision as of 19:00, 14 July 2005

The branle Washerwomen (Branle des lavandriers) is found in Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. It is a the mimed branle.

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 necessary for the dancers to be paired into partners.

The verse and chorus alternate until such time as the musicians decide to stop.

Verse

DL DR (Repeat)

Chorus

Partners turn to face each other:
Gentlemen: SL SR (shaking their fingers at the ladies, who have their fists on their hips)
Laides: SL SR (shaking their fingers at the gentlemen, who have their fists on their hips)

Resuming standard branle formation:
DL (clapping hands)
DR (holding hands)
DL (clapping hands)
KL KR KL J (in a circle over the left shoulder)

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