New Man Tiger ~ Herman

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New Man Tiger ~ Herman or New Man Tyger ~ Herman 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 Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 2009 and published in Serendipity. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

Note: The first Strain twice, and the last but once.

The first Man Setts to the 2d Woman, then turn single and cast off, then turn the 2d. Woman and stand Below Then the first Woman do the same Then both cross over the 3d Couple andsingle Figure, then Right and Left to the Top, then both cross up to the Top and single Figure; then Right and Left to the Bottom.

Originally a triple minor

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, turn single, cast, lead, figure eight, hey, rights and lefts (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.

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2009 by Fried de Metz Herman. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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