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Kiertosuunta (Gladze 2009-09-30 12:22)

Kiertosuunta

Lutukolli
2009-09-30 15:05

Tarkoititko tätä seuraavaa kuvausta suljetusta otteesta:
"The peculiar ballroom dancing "Closed Hold" possibly had its origins in the time when men wore swords while dancing. This can be seen in the print by Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550), and in the illustrations in Fabrito Caroso's "Il Ballarino" of 1581 (Lindahl, 1996), although illustrations predating this time show men dancing without swords but with the ladies on their right nevertheless.

As most men are right handed, it was conventional to wear the sword and scabbard on the left-hand side of the belt, to facilitate the drawing of the sword with the right hand. It is hard to draw a sword with the right hand with the scabbard on the right. Thus if a man was to put his arm around a lady's back, she would have to be on his right, or she would keep tripping over the sword.

For a simple promenade around the floor, the man would naturally take the inside of the circle, so that his sword did not hit the legs of the audience around them, and the woman would be on his right arm on the outside of the circle. They would then have to promenade anti-clockwise which is probably the origin of the anti-clockwise progression of the ballroom dances around the floor."

Se löytyy HISTORY OF MODERN BALLROOM DANCING-nimiseltä sivustolta URL-osoitteesta http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~don/pubs/modern.html



Tähän liittyä kuva on osoitteessa http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~don/piccys/beham1.jpg Hans Sebald Beham tekemä kuva Talonpoikaistanssia (1537)[Peasant dancing in 1537 with both sword and partner]
http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~don/piccys/beham1.jpg

Hieman myöhemmästä kirjasta [Raoul Charbonnel, La danse, julk. 1899] löytyy parempitasoinen ilmeisesti ylemmän luokan tanssikuvaus URL-osoitteesta http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/images/0410176t.gif
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/images/0410176t.gif
Artikkelista nimeltä Western Social Dance: An Overview of the Collection, joka löytyy URL-osoitteessa http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/diessay0.html löyttyy länsimaisen sosiaalitanssin historiakuvaus, jossa on vitteet julkaistuihin teoksiin ja linkkien takaa saa auki USA: kongressinkirjastoon (http://www.loc.gov/index.html) skannatut teokset

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