On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 5:57 AM, Tom Hinds <twhinds(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
I'm in the process of writing a book on the ins
and outs of choreography.
The last chapter is a glossary of uncommon moves used in contras. I
remember, maybe 15 years ago, someone wrote a dance that used a move called
a hockey stick. Does anyone know the dance/know the move? My memory is
that dancers walk across the set single file and then turn a quarter and
move either up or down.
Also, I may have discovered some regional differences in the move cast off.
I realize that cast off isn't done as much as it was many years ago, but I
wanted to know how you do it in your area. Say the ones go down the hall,
return and cast off with the twos. Do the twos act as a pivot point? Or do
the twos back up while the ones cast (the pivot is between the dancers).
In San Diego, the cast is around a central pivot point between the
caster and castee.
While the "hockey stick" move could refer to "Bumbling in the Shower"
it also could refer to the strange move in "A Rare Bird" (by Bob
Isaacs) / "A Quail at Heart" (by Joseph Pimentel).