The Fisher's Hornpipe ~ Chestnut, Duple is an American Country Dance. It was published by John Griffiths in 1788 in A Collection of the newest and most fashionable Country Dances and Cotillions. It was interpreted by Smucker & Millstone in about 2008. Found in Cracking Chestnuts. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
The right and left through is unexpected to modern dancers because the dancers are not improper, I suspect that Smucker & Millstone actually meant a "right and left four", but they say "right and left through".
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: cast, hands across (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. I do not have a date for the interpretation, so it may be under copyright. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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