in the Caribbean examines how music and social dances were vital to Caribbean communities as the focal points of quotidian social life, be it among the more humble settings of laborers or the ceremonial pomp of state power.
Building on these foundations, dramatic candombe fused both the collective and loose-couple dances, which had been progressively acculturated by catholicism, official censorship or outright prohibitions (Placido 35-58), and the choreography of European contradance
(Ayestaran, Folklore 149-52).
LANCASTER - A contradance
scheduled for noon to 5 p.
The dances captured in New England Dances include those listed in its subtitle "squares, quadrilles, and step dances," with only a brief look at the contradance
, and the "Virginia Reel" formation dances that are fairly widespread in American cities as a revival tradition.
Carr, an Irish piper par excellence, is best known for his work with the cult contradance
and concert band, "The Hillbillies From Mars.
Jim played flute, clarinet, and saxophone for Boston area contradances
and weddings, initially with the infamous Roaring Jelly.
Unlike secular dancing, the Ring Shout involved no personal competition as that often found in plantation "breakdowns;" dance in the Shout was neither for entertainment of the master, as it was in the contradances
, nor for rewards, as in the plantation "cakewalks" or "jig" contests.
Participants will be taught a range of dances including the minuet, contradances
, baroque as well as 18th Century waltzes evoking the glamour and charm of life in Italy during the Renaissance period and beyond.
In 1795 the Diario de Madrid published a series of letters about a new figure that had been observed in the capital: the currutaco, a frivolous man who dressed in the derniere mode and whose only expertise was in the latest contradances