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Thursday, 17 February 2011 14:42

13.2. Weaving: music and movement

Written by  Daniela ancheva
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MUSIC

Measure: 2/4
Tonality: D minor
Total: 60 measures
1 measure = 2 movements

MOVEMENT

3 CYCLES
“Forward”: 8 steps
“Sideways to the right”: 8 steps
“Sideways to the left”: 8 steps
Forward and sideways movements alternate.
 
Before the beginning of the exercise, the partners from the outer circle make two steps forward. They keep their forward position throughout the exercise and always go in front of their partners during sideways-to the right and sideways-to the left movements.

SP for all cycles

Arms:

Legs:

13. Weaving: Starting postion

The arms are folded in the elbows, forearms horizontal and parallel to the body, wrists stretched. The hands are in front of the chest, palms down, fingers together and stretched. The middle fingers of both hands always touch in this position.

Feet together in standing position.

 

SEQUENCE OF CYCLES

Music

Text 

Move ments

1.  „Forwards”:

All move forwards.

measures from 1   to 4

„Day by day, hour by hour, weaving on life’s loom”

8 steps forwards

2. „Sideways to the right (left)”:

Inside partners perform “Sideways to the right” (to the outside) and become an outer circle. Outside partners perform “Sideways to the left” (to the inside) and become an inside circle.

measures from 5  to 8

„Thoughts divine, feelings fine coming into bloom”

8 steps sideways

3. Forwards”:

All move forwards.

measures from 9  to 12

„For the new love and light now prepare we ample room”

8 steps forwards

4. „Sideways to the left (right)”:

Outside partners perform “Sideways to the left” (to the inside) and return to the inside circle. Inside partners perform “Sideways to the right” (to the outside) and return to the outer circle.

measures from 13 to 16

„Every day think and say that light will come tomorrow”

 

8 steps sideways

These 4 cycles repeat 4 times (measures 1-16, 17-32, 33-48, 49-60). The last time only cycles 1-3 are performed (without the last “Sideways”).

FP for the exercise:

The partners on the inside circle at the beginning of the exercise, are on the outside circle at the end and vice versa. When the exercise is over the arms go down by the sides and those on the “new” outer circle make two steps forward to level up with their partners.

                 

 

Cycle FORWARDS
13. Weaving: Starting postionWeaving, forwards, end of 1Weaving, forwards, end of 2

 

Arms:

Legs:

Duration:

1:

The arms unfold in the elbows horizontally forwards and sideways, and move to a horizontal position to the sides, stretched, palms down, fingers together.

The right foot steps forward.

half measure (1 beat)

2:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The left foot steps forward.

half measure (1 beat)

Movements 1 and 2 repeat 4 times. The last 8th movement is transition to SP:

8:

Arms retrace their way smoothly to SP.

The left foot moves next to the right foot in SP.

half measure (1 beat)

 

Cycles SIDEWAYS

13. Weaving: Starting postionWeaving, to the sides, end of 2Weaving, to the sides, end of 1

SIDEWAYS TO THE RIGHT

 

Arms:

Legs:

Duration:

1:

The arms unfold in the elbows horizontally forwards and sideways, and move to a horizontal position to the sides, stretched, palms down, fingers together.

The left foot crosses over the right foot and steps sideways to the right of the right foot and in front of it. Each foot follows its own track. The body remains to the front.

half measure (1 beat)

2:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The right foot steps sideways-to-the-right of the left foot and behind it. Each foot follows its own track. The body remains to the front.

half measure (1 beat)

Movements 1 and 2 repeat 4 times. The last 8th movement is transition to SP:

8:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The right foot moves to the right and forwards, and besides the left foot in SP.

half measure (1 beat)

 

SIDEWAYS TO THE LEFT

 

Arms:

Legs:

Duration:

1:

The arms unfold in the elbows horizontally forwards and sideways, and move to a horizontal position to the sides, stretched, palms down, fingers together.

The right foot crosses over the left foot and steps sideways to the left of the left foot and in front of it. Each foot follows its own track. The body remains to the front.

half measure (1 beat)

2:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The left foot steps sideways-to-the-left of the right foot and behind it. Each foot follows its own track. The body remains to the front.

half measure (1 beat)

Movements 1 and 2 repeat 4 times. The last 8th movement is transition to SP:

8:

Arms retrace their way to SP.

The left foot comes to the left and forwards, besides the right foot as in the SP.

half measure (1 beat)

 

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