The “Cornish Hospitality” Project 2019
Spring 2019 saw us running a series of workshops to learn 6 of the dances from our new book of dances “Cornish Hospitality”. The ultimate aim of the workshops was to produce a video of each dance that could be used together with the full instructions and dance diagrams to learn the dances.
The dances chosen were Cornish Hospitality, Tandem to Anvil, Carrick Castles, PZ40, The Lass from Brittany and Mrs Carmichael of Okataina.
To help show the patterns of the dance each couple wears a different coloured top.
This project has been a success for many reasons; the main one being dancers from the length of Cornwall (Liskeard in the East down to Penzance in the West over 60 miles between each group) came to together to enjoy and improve their dancing and to dance with each other, something we do not have an opportunity to do very frequently.
A second series of practices commenced on 7th November 2019 resulting in the video recording of Crossing the Brook, the Burdens of Bude and The Ballemuir Strathspey
A final series of workshops will be planned when the Coroavirus pandemic is over. So that we can film the remaining 3 dances for the book