Malum
a bassadanza for two
Source: AW Smith (Foligno), reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
Music: La perfetta del danzare (DHDS) (1 measure intro)
Starting position: side by side
Section 1:
1&2 Two sempi and a doppio, beginning on the left foot
3 One saltarello, right (maybe just a doppio right)
4 Ripresa left to mezavolta
5&6 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right)
7 Two continentie, left and right
Section 2:
8&9 Two sempi and a doppio, beginning left
10 One saltarello, right (again, possiblly just a doppio right)
11 Ripresa left to mezavolta
12 The woman does a ripresa right as the man does a doppio right to mezavolta (shifting to the side) - end up facing opposite directions
Section 3:
13&14 Moving apart, two sempi and a doppio, beginning left
15 One saltarello, right (ditto above)
16&17 Two ripresa, left and right, mezavolta to face each other
18 Riverentia
Section 4:
19 Both scosso (perhaps the man could start, the woman respond on beat two, the man finish on 3, woman finish on 4)
20&21 Approach with two saltarelli, left and right
22 Ripresa left
23&24 Volta del Gioioso (two sempi, right and left, ripresa right)
25 Come together with two sempi, left and right, woman mezavolta
26&27 Join hands, two ripresa, left and right
28 One continentia (and rest?)
Section 5:
29&30 Two sempi and a doppio, beginning left
31 One saltarello, right (maybe just a doppio right)
32&33 Two ripresa, left and right, to mezavolta
34 One continentia (and rest ...)
Entire dance repeats, and then is followed by 32 measures of saltarello music (in the track listed above)