Monday, December 04, 2006

On Farandole and pattern(s)

"What is important in Farandole is the pattern the line of dancers makes in space - this is called the 'figure'. The figures in Farandole are all very simple ones. The easiest of all is just a labyrinthine track over the floor, curving round, twisting and turning back on itself, apparently at random. It is the leader of the line who is responsible for the pattern."

Re-examining a seemingly oblique dance pattern from previously caught footage, Sam Renseiw attentively re-winded. Click here to watch or join the dancer by mousing in above.(patafilm # 312, 02'57'', 8.3 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version for PC at


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