This post was migrated from a collection of contra dances I wrote. The post date is mostly accurate, but the post time is not.
- I wrote this for an English Literature project on Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Poisonwood Bible. The choreography is meant to resemble a hunt in which Leah Price kills an impala, but Gbenye thinks it was his kill before Nelson proves that Leah had killed the animal.
- The active lady is Leah, the active gent is Nelson, the inactive gent is the impala, and the inactive lady is Gbenye.
16 beats: active lady and inactive gent gypsy and meltdown into a swing in the center, ending facing down
16 beats: active lady and inactive gent down the center, turn alone, and come back
4 beats: cast around with partner
12 beats: active lady and inactive gent push off in center and return to swing partner
8 beats: ½ ladies’ chain
4 beats: roll the ladies away with a half sashay
4 beats: inactives California twirl