Capers at Canterbury is an English Country Dance. It was devised by J. Power in 1822 and published in Select Collection of Dances, Waltzes, Quadrilles, &c. It was interpreted by A. Simons in about 1990 and published in Kentish Hops. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
For B2 Simons says to do a "right and left thorugh and back". I am assuming this is just rights and lefts as the "right and left through" I know is gender specific and only works when one couple is improper.
He also wants the women to take hands in A2:3-4 and the men in A2:7-8, even if the slip across is mirrored (so the women are together and then the men are, they are still slipping and so facing in such a way they can't take hands.
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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: set, lead, hands across, rights and lefts, cross go below (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 itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © ~1990 by A. Simons. 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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