THE AGNES BLACKADDER FIRE ALARM
16-bar reel + 16-bar Strathspey medley for 2 couples in a 4-couple longwise set
Everyone starts on the first repetition (not just the first 2 couples).
|1-8||1st and 2nd couple lead down the middle and up.|
|9-16||Poussette (no hands).|
|25-32||Rights and lefts.|
Devised by Truus de Ceuster ( tbestellingen [at] outlook.com ) after a 2am fire alarm at St. Andrews Summer School in August 2013.
The first 8 bars show how all guests rapidly leave the building. The poussette without hands in reeltime represents that people are excited, and agitatedly talk to each other. Then everything slows down, and one wonders when will anything happen. Finally, the Rights and Lefts suggest people are returning to their bedrooms. We presented it with a bunch of dancers, partly in pyjamas, at Summer School's Friday night Ceilidh.