Originally posted by Wendy on tribe.net.While I was in Europe, at a hafla I noticed several people using fades with duets. Just to clarify, this is NOT part of our format. Fades are for trios, quartets, and staggers of 5 people or more. We never do fades with duets.
Originally posted by Susan on tribe.net.hi wendybr/br/Great post - i have never understood why the fade is not okay in duets - is the reason fades are not to be used in duets because it loses visual impact for the audience? i should have asked at gs/tt?br/br/thanks
Originally posted by Carrie on tribe.net.word to your face.br/br/there has to be SOMETHING that duets cant do. thats what I tell my students, at least.br/br/Welcome home dont ever leave us again please thank you!!
Originally posted by Wendy on tribe.net.Susan, it does lose its visual impact, and it just really doesnt make sense in a duet. it just ends up looking like youve switched and are leading from the right, which is not part of our format.
Originally posted by MissTrixsta on tribe.net.Something else I noticed in Europe this year was dancers in duets, trios and quartets switching lead by the leader stepping over to the right, and everyone else stepping sidewards/backwards/forwards to switch position at the same time. This is not part of the FC format right?
Originally posted by Wendy on tribe.net.do you mean like changing leads in a stagger? Front row moving to right, back row moving to left? I didnt see that so much on my last couple of trips, but I have even seen that here in the U.S., and yeah, we dont change leads that way unless you are in a stagger. Any group of 4 or less either fades, or pivots and circles to change leads.
Originally posted by Sandi on tribe.net.The only time weve done this is in class as an exercise in one big stagger. Its only meant to work on technique, leading/following and traveling. Never in a performance, though.