Gioioso Spangnuolo
a ballo for two
Source: AW Smith (NYP), reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
Music: Una Festivita Della Danza (DHDS) (pickup intro)
Starting position: side by side, not holding hands
Section 1:
1&2 The man departs with two sempi, left and right, and a doppio, left
3&4 The woman catches up with two sempi, left and right, and a doppio, left
5&6 The man leaves again with two sempi, right and left, and a doppio, right
7&8 The woman catches up again with two sempi, right and left, and a doppio, right
Section 2:
9&10 The man leaves one more time with two sempi, left and right, and a doppio, left, then he turns to face the woman
11 The man does a riverentia
12 He turns to the right with a doppio, right
13-16 He does two sempi and three doppi, starting left, getting nearer the woman
17&18 He does two sempi, right and left, and a doppio, right, to end up to the right of the woman ("below her")
Section 3:
19&20 The woman leaves with two sempi, left and right, and a doppio, left, then she turns to face the man
21 The woman does a riverentia
22 She turns to the right with a doppio, right
23-26 She does two sempi and three doppi, starting left, getting nearer the man
27&28 She does two sempi, right and left, and a doppio, right, to end up to the right of the man; join hands
Section 4:
29&30 Together, do two riprese, left and right
31-34 Two sempi and three doppi, starting left
35 Draw back with two sempi, left and right (backwards)
36 Riverentia (to the ground)
Dance does not repeat
For whatever reason, the DHDS music is two measures short. To make the dance work with the music, omit the
"doppio turning to the right" in sections 2 and 3 (even though there's no real reason to do so)