Burgundy's Flight ~ Bentley

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Burgundy's Flight ~ Bentley is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second. It was interpreted by Bernard Bentley in 1977 and published in The Fallibroome Collection, Vol. 5. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 40 bars. It is in the key: B flat Major.

Playford writes:

Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twice over.

The first Couple cast off and turn the third Couple. This to the first Strain play'd once. The 2nd Couple do the same. This to the first Strain play'd twice. All four change Places, then Sett to your Partners, then Sett Sides and turn quite round This to the second Strain play'd once. Then Right and Left, Sett Sides the first Couple slip up the middle, Sett This to the second Strain play'd twice.

In B1 Bentley has 1s+2s do a partner change in 4 bars, that seems slow. I've subsituted a hole in the wall change instead.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. 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: hand turn (allemande), set, cast, lead, hey, rights and lefts (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.

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1977 by Bernard Bentley. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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