Elisa von Sophey
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SCA/Earngyld, Tournament Co. of St. Boniface, Co. of St. Michael, DHF

Biography and Letter of Dance

To see my biography and pictures, click here.

I also have a page on the West Kingdom Artisans group.

http://earngyld.org/letterofdance.html is temporary home for new issues of the Letter of Dance until they are transferred to their permanent home on the official LoD website.

Please note that the uploaded document(s) is in the booklet format I take to the printer. Page 1 (cover) will be on right hand side of one sheet, page 2 will be on the left of the second sheet, and so forth. It's a little harder to read, but gets you the information.

The official Letter of Dance website is http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/lod/.

Submissions are welcomed on any topic related to dance and music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, in any country, and in any style that can be documented to that period. Please send submissions to the editor at the address listed on page 2 of any edition from issue 55 on. APA format is preferred but not required. Long articles may be broken into smaller articles over several issues. See the inside cover (page 2) of an issue for further information.

Issue 55 (PDF) is currently available at http://earngyld.org/letterofdance.html.

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A German Dance!

Posted on July 11, 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments

The reconstruction of Die Zwelf Monet as a dance debuted on July 3rd at the Known World Dance Symposium in Toronto. I was expecting maybe 10 people to show up for the class and had 25. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. So there's finally a German dance to do at events!

Here's how it goes:

Part A:

4 measures (16 counts) - four alman doubles forward

Part B:

2 measures (8 counts) - 2 alman doubles

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Off to dance and share my research!

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments

I fly out tomorrow morning for the Known World Dance Symposium in Ealdormere (near Toronto). This is my first trip to Canada too. It's going to be a busy few days, and I know I will come back with feet so sore I can barely walk...but in a good way.

I will be presenting my research on using period woodcuts to reconstruct peasant dances. For this first run, I'm using Die Zwelf Monet by Sebald Beham dated 1546 and the Peasant Holiday done by Barthel Beham sometime prior to 1535. After the… Continue

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At 12:44am on October 22, 2009, Karl gave Elisa von Sophey a gift
Any idea how this works????? These aren't even arboreal sheep!
At 3:23am on June 29, 2009, Anna von Osnabrück said…
Lisa thanks for letting me know about the site. Its nice to know this is out there. I am already on a related site Comsimworld.


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