Kappy Laning ● Black Oranges ● Glen Echo ● 2017-02-24




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Published on Feb 26, 2017

02/24/2017: Kappy Laning calls while the "Black Oranges" play at Glen Echo, MD's Spanish Ballroom.

BAND: the Black Oranges (https://blackorangesdc.com/)
● Gary Prince (guitar) (http://www.garynprince.com/)
● Sarah Foard (violin) (http://www.levinemusic.org/education/...)
Guest Musicians:
● Manny Arciniega (percussion) (http://www.levinemusic.org/education/...)
● Cynthia Marie (piano) (https://cynthiamarie.org/)

Black Oranges meet you at the crossroads of north and south, and old and new. This sophisticated duo will take you from the breezy front porches of Dixieland to the milonga dance halls of Argentina. Reputed violinist Sarah Foard invokes her fiddling and classical music background to supply artful acoustic shapes. On guitar, jazz specialist Gary Prince picks out riffs that spring from bluegrass to blues, tango, bossa nova, and all points in between. This half-acoustic and half-electric duo expands both genre boundaries and audience expectations. Together, Black Oranges find the common musical threads from across the Americas and British Isles and the pair proves just how much music can come from ten strings and a bow.

Their talented colleagues, Manny Arciniega and Cynthia Marie, joined them (on percussion and piano, respectively) for this evening.

(0:00 - 3:57) “It Don't Mean A Thing” (Gm) (Duke Ellington/Irving Mills)
(3:57 - 6:44) “Blue Skies” (Am) (Irving Berlin)
(6:44 - END) “Take The A Train” (C) (Billy Strayhorn)

DANCE: "Homeward Bound” (Andrea Nettleton, Becket, med difficulty, 9/12/2011)
A1 – Ladies Allemande Right 1.5 (8), Neighbor Swing (8)
A2 – Forward and Back (8), Gents Allemande Left 1.5 (8), Face Each Other and Push Back Into a Ring (on Left of Partner)
B1 – Balance the Ring (4), Spin to the Right (as in Petronella) (4), Repeat (4, 4)
B2 – Balance the Ring (4), Partner Swing (10), Slide Left (2)

"Homeward Bound” notes from Seth Tepfer and Andrea Nettleton …

Seth: On the drive home from Glen Echo to Atlanta one Sunday night/Monday morning, I sleepily said to Andrea that I wanted another awesome end-of-the-evening petronella dance just like Old Time Elixir #2 by Linda Leslie (aka Tica Tica Timing by Dean Snipes) but was different enough that I could call both in the same weekend without incurring the curse of ‘calling the same dance twice in a weekend’. This is the dance she came up with. During the creation process, I would occasionally wake up and say, “Say that part again? I don’t think that it works.”

The “slide left into ladies allemande right” is a particularly flowy touch by Andrea.

The gents allemande into a ring is most satisfying with a nice catch with both hands by all four into the ring.

Andrea: I have this dream that now and then, dancers will enjoy the sensation of a four person catch in petronellas, which brings the group together instead of each doing their own little thing. This dance sets that up beautifully by giving them that sensation as the gents back into the ring. I am going to try to teach it with a whumpf instead of claps. Maybe everyone can just say: "Huh!" at the right moment to get the need to express themselves out. It will still be a totally fun dance, even if they do clap, but wouldn't it be nice to encourage connectedness at the end of a night or event?

Choreography from: http://www.dancerhapsody.com/calling/...

REMARKS: The Spanish Ballroom is a superb dance venue. Built in 1933 and restored in 2003, the art deco style ballroom has a wonderful, 7,700 SF sprung maple floor which can easily handle 6 lines of dancers.

This was the last contra before the break. There were four lines before the break and three lines after.

INFO: For more info about Glen Echo Contras, see:

● More Glen Echo contradance videos: http://www.youtube.com/GreatContraVid...
● Contradance advanced moves: http://www.youtube.com/contrasyncretist/

VIDEO: JS Fischer SOUND: D Eisner

CAMERA: Canon S120, 1280x720 30fps


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