Bransle in the Barn is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Melanie Axel-Lute in 2015. It is an improper duple minor longways dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: D modal.
The tune, called Bransle de la Torch was composed by Michael Praetorius in 1612. It was performed by the Odd Sundays Garage Band (Judy Linsenberg, Shira Kammen and Patti Cobb). The music is used with permission from the Odd Sundays Garage Band.
The animation plays at 103 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.
The dance contains the following figures: set, turn single, turn single cloverleaf, circle, poussette, mad robin, siding (and probably others).
If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.
The dance is copyright © 2015 by Melanie Axel-Lute. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2023 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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