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