Marlbrouk is . It was devised by J.J. Buckingham in 1808 and published in A Selection of Cotillions and Country Dances. It was interpreted by James E. Morrison in 1976 and published in Twenty Four Early American Country Dances, Cotillions & Reels for the Year 1976. It is a Square dance. There is no progression in this dance. The dance lasts 200 bars.

Buckingham writes:

The top and bottom couples contretems forward, R, each joining hands with the opposite partner, and chasse out between the side couples, R, chasse back to the middle, and contretem backward to their original places. At the same time the leading couples chasse out to the sides, the side couples separate from their partners by making a chasse to the right and left, R, then back to their places, R. The sides then contretems forward, performing the same figure the leading couples had down, who do the same as the side couples did.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, circle, hands across (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1976 by James E. Morrison. 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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