Dance Black Hole Spin 20898

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 3142)

Devised by
Alison Mitchell (2018)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Extra info
From the deviser: “ The gradually ...

From the deviser: “ The gradually increasing number and size of circles, from two people to four people to eight, is intended to represent the increasing size of black holes over time as they merge together. The casting out of the circle is intended to represent Hawking radiation; pair production near to a black hole event horizon (pairs turn), can lead to one particle falling into the black hole (one of each pair forms a circle), the other particle free to radiate out (dance out and cast). In this way, energy is lost from a black hole and they can evaporate over time (circle disperses).

The general motion of the dance is (almost) continually in the same direction, reminiscent of the conserved angular momentum / spin properties of a black hole. This dance was devised in honour of Stephen Hawking, who passed away aged 76 on 14th March 2018.”

DEVISED: 2018-03

Black Hole Spin 4/4L · S32

1–4
2c+3c turn BH
5–8
2M+3M & 2L+3L ½ turn RH on sides ; 2c+3c set
9–12
All turn BH
13–14
1W casts off while 2M dances in/down 1pl (3W & 4M step up)
15–16
Top and bottom two W and top and bottom two M turn RH (each) [fin 3124 on W's side, 1342 on M's side]
17–22
Middle people (3M+4M+1W+2W) Circle4 to L ¾ round, start dancing out ; 1W dances Rsh round 3L, 2W round 4L , 3M round 1M, 4M round 2M
23–24
“Middle people” turn the person around whom they just danced RH [fin 3M between 1M & 3W, 2W between 2M and 4W, 1W and 4M in sidelines]
25–
Circle8 to L [fin 3142] ; all S

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