Chopin — Waltz in D flat major, Op. 70, No. 3 (Twirling / Tanagra /Trio Waltz /Maiden Waltz)

This dance for three incorporates some of the Tanagra Figure positions, and has the quality of a party...inviting, making an entrance, dancing together.

Notes

Valerie Durham

A dance of maiden flirtation, as if at a happy party together. This delightful dance can challenge the performers with its alternating turns done in a circle; the dancers press their arms and turn to face in or out of the circle in alternating moments, while notching around the circle. The dance continues with a waltzing invitational gesture, and then a fluid version of the fifth Tanagra Figure position. The three dancers take turns making the gesture, then join together, forming a exuberant flank that ebbs and pulls across the floor, with a sparkling shake for the foot. The final gesture finds the three dancers gathering each other about the waist, and exiting together, as if off to the next party.

Videos

Title Date Dancers Full Dance? Notes
Summer Flight 1983-07-22 Janaea Rose Lyn (McAlee) Yes

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