Dance The Partisan 19409

Strathspey · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 312)

Devised by
Violaine Eysseric (2019)
880/844/888/800/888 = 73% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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This dance is inspired by ...

This dance is inspired by the song “The partisan” by Leonard Cohen and was devised on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This strathspey is dedicated to my wonderful grandfather, Louis Devèze - aka “Papou”- who was a member of the French Resistance (FFI), and to all the partisans who fought for freedom.

Bars 19-24: It’s a 6 bars 11⁄2 gypsy turn, so take the time to turn around and exchange looks with your partner when you turn the 11⁄2 gypsy turn before going to your lines. It must be very sweet in this part of the dance.

The Partisan 3/3L · S40

1c+2c The Tourbillon. On [7-8] 1c turn BH and face 1cnrs (2,1x,3)
»Modified Corners Pass and Turn« on 1diag [: same as Corners Pass and Turn except that cnrs turn BH ½, face each other and cast away to exchanged places. 1c pass P RSh in centre and pivot R to face 2cnrs] ; repeat [9-12] on 2diag. On [15-16] 1c meet P in centre and pivot R to 2plx (3x,1x,2x)
All set | all »RSh Turn« 1½ [: dance RSh round P to own sides] (3,1,2)
1c »Figure of Love« L [: 1c ½ Fig8 L, meet P in centre, touch BH and pivot RSh back ½ ; dance RSh round 1cnr[pos] to 2pl] (3,1,2)
Circle6 and back (3,1,2)

»RSh Turn« (Right Shoulder Turn) is also known as Gypsy Turn, a term now considered offensive by some.

The Partisan 3/3L · S40

1s+2s dance Tourbillon:
1-4 1s & 2s 1/2 turn ptnrs 2H, 1M & 2L lead ptnrs by nearer hand 1 place cl'wise to end 1s on Ladies side & 2s Men's side, 1s set to 2s
5-8 1s & 2s 1/2 turn ptnrs 2H & lead ptnrs on 1 place clockwise, 2s cross RH to own sides, 1s turn 2H to face 1st corners
1s+1s corners dance Modified Corner Pass+Turn (as per Corner Pass+Turn except corners 1/2 turn 2H, face each other, pull back RSh & dance out to opp corner. 1s pass RSh, pull back RSh to face 2nd corners
1s+2nd corners repeat 9-12. Bars 15-16: 1s meet in centre, pull back RSh, dance into 2nd place opp side. (3) (1) (2)
3s+1s+2s set, dance RSh once round partner to own side. 3 1 2
1s dance »Figure of Love«:
25-28 1s dance RSh round 2nd corner (pstn), meet in centre & touch 2H
29-32 1s pull back RSh & dance RSh round 1st corner (pstn) into 2nd place own side
3s+1s+2s circle 6H round & back.

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Violaine Eysseric
Added on: Aug. 12, 2019, 6:10 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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