Dance Enigma 19356

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: ChangePtnr)

Devised by
Murrough Landon (2019)
465/762/888/686 = 77% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Devised to commemorate the work ...

Devised to commemorate the work of Hugh Foss, along with Alan Turing and others, at Bletchley Park during the 2nd world war.

The Enigma Machine had three coding wheels which were used to scramble messages into a ciphered form or to decipher encoded messages. These are represented here by hands across, circles and turning with both hands.

Cryptographic literature often uses a few stock characters to illustrate problems. Alice and Bob are the main actors who hope to exchange secret messages without them being intercepted or decrypted by Eve, the eavesdropper. Here 1st woman and 2nd man are Alice and Bob while 3rd woman is Eve. Bars 1-8 and 9-16 represent encryption and decryption with Alice and Bob exchanging places as Eve tries to get close to Bob. The final progression is suitably scrambled with all changing partners. Alice and Bob end up together for the repeat.

Enigma 3/3L · S32

1W+2M cross RH while 3W casts up (2W down) | 2M+3W pass RSh while 1W+3M pass LSh ; 3M+2M+1W+2W 1¼ LHA to (M: 1,2,3; W: 3,2,1)
1W+2M cross LH while 3W casts down (2W up) | 1c pass RSh while 3W+2M pass LSh ; 1c+2c circle4 1¼ to L (1,2,3)
Modified set & link: all set | 2M+3M & 1W+2W cast clw to ends while 1M+3W turn LH to centre line facing ends ; all M (top) & W (bottom) RHA, 1M & 3W end facing 2cnrs
2M+1M+3W+2W ½ diagonal RSh Reel4, 1M+3W end passing RSh to own sides (M: 3,1,2; W: 2,3,1) ; all turn new P BH.

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Murrough Landon
Added on: May 24, 2019, 11:10 p.m.
Quality: Good

NameDateOwnerLast changed
ML Video Session 08 2019-05-18 Murrough Landon June 26, 2019, 12:35 a.m.

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