[Organizers] Calling contra in French?
Marie-Michèle Fournier via Organizers
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Thu Feb 25 03:53:28 PST 2016
Thanks! Any advice is welcome!
On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM, Don Peabody <donpeabody at aya.yale.edu>
> You might also ask Jackie Hall in Sherbrooke/Lennoxville. I've bcc'ed her.
> On Feb 24, 2016, at 10:31 PM, Marie-Michèle Fournier via Organizers wrote:
> I'm not sure, but there aren't many female Quebec Square Callers so
> there's a high chance this is Yaelle Azoulay. She calls in Montreal for the
> Quebec folk at least once a year.
> I find in general Quebec Square callers do not sync the timing of their
> calls to the music as much as contra callers do, possibly because it's way
> harder to say a figure name in French in four beats!
> But many people have recommended that I contact Susan Kevra who has called
> in France so I sent her an email.
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 10:26 PM, David Kirchner via Organizers <
> organizers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
>> Do you know this caller? I've wanted to dance to her ever since I
>> stumbled across this video snippet:
>> But I don't travel to dance much these days, and AFAIK she has not been
>> out this way. This is a square, but there's no reason you couldn't do
>> contras this way.
>> St. Paul MN
>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 10:53 AM, Marie-Michèle Fournier <
>> organizers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
>>> As I am one of the organizers (and local callers) for the contra in
>>> Montreal this is something I'd like to get into at one point. I have heard
>>> several things over the years: that someone was explaining the figures in
>>> French but calling in English but also that someone had gone through the
>>> trouble or finding translations that worked for some figures. has anyone on
>>> this list tried calling in French or if you now someone who has and could
>>> put me in contact with them. I'd rather not go through the time of figuring
>>> these things out if someone has already done it!
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