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In the video above, some excerpts of “Samuel Pepys Diary Dancing Show ” and costume balls. 0. English figure dances:  historical background 1. « Samuel Pepys’s Danced Diary” – Presentation of the show 2. « Samuel Pepys’s Danced Diary” – Excerpts from the May 17, 2011 show at MPAA, Paris 3. Excerpt from the May 8, 2011 Costume Ball 4. Excerpts from Chestnut’s Ball at Bal de l’Europe, Gennetines, July  2010 5. Excerpts from Chestnut’s Ball at Bal de l’Europe,  Saint-Gervais, August 2010

Joy after Sorrow : Recorded at a workshop at Bal de l’Europe, Gennetines, 2012. An 18th century dance for three couples; it could be danced as a minuet but is here shown as it would be danced in England nowadays.

Four Winds : Recorded at a workshop at Bal de l’Europe, Gennetines, 2011A modern dance by Pat Shaw. Two highly contrasted parts; a long choreography, demanding for dancers.

Althea : Recorded at a meeting of traditional fiddlers near Paris in 2010. A dance in three parts, out of EDM 1st edition. This atypical dance has been given a new choreography by Cecile LAYE for the 2nd and 3rd part, first in 2000 then in 2012.

Speed the Plough : Recorded at a meeting of traditional fiddlers near Paris in 2010. Collected by Cecil Sharp in the early 20th century, this elegant dance includes visits. As in almost all dances of that period,  progression occurs when couples change places with polka steps.

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