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Pride and Pomposity

or Monieks Maggot-duple-version Duple minor

 A1 Couple 1 cross right shoulder and fall back
     (as per Neat Mr. John)
     Couple 1 2H turn all way round
     Couple 1 mirror turn single out of the turn,
     M right, W left, while
     Couple 2 cross R shoulder moving up and passing
     Couple 1 (men right, women left)
     Couple 1 cross R shoulder into gypsies
     M1 W2 on men's side LEFT
     M2 W1 on women's side RIGHT, into
  A2 Lines of 4 (W2 M1 W1 M2 facing up) up and back
     C1 face out, C2 face in for almost full hey for 4
     C1 finish in middle after 7/8 of hey, 
     C2 finish it improper)
     and C1 face down improper for 
  B  Longish down the middle and back (I tend to find 
     this is 6+ of the 8 bars with final 2 or slightly 
     less for ...)
     C1 cross and cast to new places while
     C2 cross and move up if necessary.

Reconstructed by JN and named from Pride and Prejudice movie 2005 version. This is clearly a conceit created to give enough time for dialogue, particularly in the extremely long down and back. However, it is a nice looking dance, even if very difficult to phrase comfortably. Comments on the DVD suggest it took over 5 hours to shoot, on top of rehearsal, and there was a lot of editing after. It is unfortunate that the film shows practically only the head and shoulders of the protagonists – the rest of the dancers are hard to see – indeed they are “deleted” for the last round of the dance!

Note: There is a triple minor version by Philippe Callens 1990 for Moniek van Hylfe

ins_pride_and_pomposity.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/19 01:46 by mar4uscha