Manage the Miser ~ Callens 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 Philippe Callens in about 2011 and published in Seasons of Invention. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.
Note: Each Strain is to be Play'd twice over.The first Man cast off, the second Woman cast up, then go the Figure of Eight through the other two. This to the first Strain play'd once. The second Man cast off, the first Woman cast up and go the Figure as before. This to the first Strain play'd twice. Then all Four Hands a-cross and back again, then Right and Left. This to the second Strain play'd once. Then lead through the third Couple and through the second Couple, and turn your Partner. This to the second Strain play'd twice.
Pat Shaw points out that the figure of this dance is the same as News from Tripoly but with a different tune.
This is the same as Pat Shaw's interpretation if you take some, but not all of Pat's optional behavior.
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: hand turn (allemande), cast, lead, figure eight, hands across, rights and lefts, lead and cast (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © ~2011 by Philippe Callens. 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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