Getting to the bottom of the set

Martin.Sheffield

Message 15082 · 13 Dec 1998 11:15:57 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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... wrote:

> something has happened in GB/Europe for Muirland Willie (substituting a
>3-couple
>poussette for the as-written 2-couple poussette in the 2nd repetition).
>Luckily for me, that one is not a world-wide defacto standard.

The writer disappoints me.

Who said anything about creating standards?

I am tempted to shout:

The WRITTEN TEXT is an AID to dancing, it is NOT dancing.

Also, we should keep in mind the distinction between dances such as
Muirland Willie, where all three cps are needed to begin the sequence, and
others, like Peat fire Flame, where 1st cp starts alone. The sacred texts
give us no help for dances in the first category, which is why we have been
discussing "getting to the bottom", and trying to find suitable solutions
that allow practical, unhurried, unmuddled, elegant, and generally
acceptable transitions, to make even more enjoyable dances that we already
take pleasure in.

Martin,
Grenoble, France.
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