Chorona Gentile | |

a bassadanza for four couples | |

Source: AW Smith (NYP), reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr | |

Music: Il Bel Danzare (DHDS) as Corona Gentile (pick up intro) | |

Starting position: two couples (side by side?) on one side of the hall and two on the other side (literally) | |

The groups seem to need to be about six doppi apart | |

Section 1: | |

1 | Everyone does two continentie, left and right |

2-4 | The two groups approach each other with three doppi, left, right, left |

5 | Riverentia |

6 | Two small sempi (passettini) backwards, right and left; mezavolta |

7 | Ripresa left |

8&9 | Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right) |

10 | Two continentie, left and right |

11-13 | Return to starting position with two sempi, left and right, and two doppi, left and right; mezavolta |

14&15 | Two riprese, left and right |

16 | Two continentie, left and right |

Section 2: | |

17&18 | The men exchange places with two doppi, left and right, the one on the left going in front of his partner, the other going above him |

at the same time, the women circle to their places with two doppi, left and right | |

19 | Ripresa left |

20&21 | Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right) |

22 | Two continentie, left and right |

Section 3: | |

23-25 | The groups approach each other with two sempi, left and right, and two doppi, left and right |

26 | Two continentie, left and right |

27 | Each man touches the right hand of the woman in front of him with a riverentia |

28 | Two small sempi (passettini) backwards, right and left; mezavolta |

29-31 | Return to starting position with two sempi, left and right, and two doppi, left and right; mezavolta |

32 | Ripresa left |

33&34 | Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right) |

35 | Two continentie, left and right |

Section 4: | |

36-41 | The groups approach and pass with six saltarelli, starting left |

42 | Riverentia |

43 | Two small sempi (passettini) backwards, left and right; mezavolta |

44&45 | Two riprese, left and right |

46 | Two continentie, left and right |

Section 5: | |

47&48 | The men switch back with two doppi, left and right, the one on the left going in front of the woman, the other going above him |

at the same time, the women circle to their places with two doppi, left and right | |

49 | Join hands and do a ripresa left |

50&51 | Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right) |

52 | Two continentie, left and right |

Section 6: | |

53&54 | The groups approach with two doppi, left and right |

55-57 | The men go to the woman who is in front of them with two sempi, left and right, and two doppi, left and right |

at the same time, the women do a ripresa left and a Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right) | |

58 | Everyone does two continentie, left and right |

59&60 | The men take the right hands of the women in front of them and circle with two sempi, left and right, and a doppio, left |

61&62 | Taking left hands, they circle back to place with two sempi, right and left, and a doppio, right |

63 | Two continentie, left and right; the men mezavolta |

64-66 | The men return to their partners with two sempi, left and right, and two doppi, left and right |

at the same time, the women do a ripresa left and a Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right) | |

67 | Two continentie, left and right |

Section 7: | |

68 | The two groups approach with two sempi, left and right; mezavolta |

69 | Ripresa left |

70-72 | The groups return to their starting places with three doppi, right, left, right; mezavolta |

73 | Ripresa left |

74&75 | Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right) |

76 | Riverentia |

Dance does not repeat |