Lilli Burlero ~ Lilley is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1690 in The Dancing Master, 8th ed.. It was interpreted by Bob Lilley in about 2013 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 24 bars. It is in the key: G major.
The 1. man lead his Partner down through the 2. cu. and cast up to his own place, and the 2. cu. lead up throught the 1. cu. and cast off into their own places, then the 1. man cross over with the 2. wo. and the 1. wo. with the 2 man, then fall back and meet and turn S. then cross over, and the men back to back, the we. at the same time doing the like, then the two men right and left, the we. at the same time doing the like till the 1. cu. comes into the 2. cu. place.
The corners change movement is interleaved, the first corners start and 1 beat later the 2nd. Each takes 3 steps to cross. 1st corners wait 1 beat on the far side.
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.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
The dance contains the following figures: turn single, turn single cloverleaf, cast, lead, rights and lefts (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © ~2013 by Bob Lilley. 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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