Hilliar and Brook ~ 2 is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 1991 and published in Ease and Elegance. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 34 bars.
Fried wrote three variants to this dance. The first starts with mirror heys, the second (this one) has two 2 parallel right shoulder heys instead, and the last a cross over mirror hey.
The music comes from "Brook & Hilliar", written sometime in the 1700s and adapted by Fried for this dance. And, yes, B2 really is 10 bars long while B1 is only 8.
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, parallel hey, hey for three, rights and lefts, 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 © 1991 by Fried de Metz Herman. 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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