Marigold

Ron.Mackey

Message 12049 · 13 May 1998 22:02:23 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Oberdan wrote,
> In the original Marigold figure, the stationary corners DO NOT set. While
> your wife may have been taught it with setting, that does not mean she was
> taught correctly. I am not aware of any prior or later instructions by Cosh
> that specify otherwise.
>
> HOWEVER, the recent dance, Gothenberg's Welcome, has the nearly identical
> figure which is different only in that the corners DO set. So if your
> repertoire includes both Marigold and Gothenberg's Welcome, there is ample
> cause for confusion. Perhaps the teacher was first familiar with GW and on
>
> When I first saw Gothenberg's Welcome I was immediately struck by the fact
> that Cosh received no attribution for having created the original figure. I
> judge that omission to be a BIG BOO BOO by the RSCDS Publications committee
> who should have been familiar with Marigold. Attribution would have been
> and is still appropriate. It does not matter whether the choreographer of
> Gothenberg's Welcome knew about Marigold or not. Marigold is the "prior
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Why should RSCDS acknowledge Marigold when Drewry's Courage Reel has
been around since, at least, 1978? With no acknowledgement !
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> I personally believe that adding the setting for the stationary corners is
> an improvement. There is better continuity since the dancers don't stop
> dancing for 2 bars out of every 6. However, since those corners are
> stationary, it really doesn't matter what they do for the 2 bars as long as
> they stay put!
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It is a much harder test of technique to stop and restart after 2
bars as in Marigold. Or is it better put - it is easier and less
effort to keep going?

>
Cheers, Ron :)

< 0 Ron Mackey,
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