Les Bouffons

A sword dance for four from Arbeau's Orchesography, suitable to be performed as a masque. If possible, I'll show a film of a group of eight performing a choreography (not Arbeau's) that includes all six of Arbeau's passages. Most of the class will be spent on learning the blows (with dowel-rods, not metal swords), the foot-work, and combining them in 2 or 3 of the simpler passages (\"thrust\" and \"three cuts\", and perhaps \"hey\" or \"bastion\", depending on how confident people feel). There should also be some time for discussing 16thC masque costume, and how to make modern versions, from the very cheap to the very expensive.

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Deadline for Class Submissions: July 2, 2012

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