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Like the galliard, the canary is a style rather than a specific choreography. To learn to dance it, you learn the structure of the dance, some characteristic steps, and then the little sections that make up canary mutanze.
Notes and Reconstructions
My notes on "How to improvise a Canary", with some background material. (pdf)
Del's Dance Book has lots of information, including a full reconstruction of Negri's Canario.
Caroso's Canario from Il Ballarino, my translation
Santucci's Canario, my translation
What we've been doing at dance practice:
seguiti spezzati schisciati al canario (sliding, or stamping spezzati; used for everything except the mutanze)
Seguiti spezzati schisciati in saltini (as above, with little hops; used in turning passage)
seguiti battuti al canario (beaten sequence - "heel toe stamp"; very common in mutanze)
1. advance (1/2 a strain of Negri's music)
8 seguiti battuti al canarii, alternating left and right side, moving slowly toward partner
ritarata (1/2 a strain of Negri's music)
turn left shoulder somewhat back, and do 3 riprese (LLL) and a trabuchetto (L)
turn right shoulder back, and repeat to right
2. advance (one strain of Negri's music)
stamped step left, stamped step right, seguito battuto left.
Repeat on right side. Continue alternating sides until you've done the while sequence 8 times.
ritarata (one strain of Negri's music)
Two slow stamped steps backwards, L,R (each step takes as long as a seguito battuto)
Three faster stamped steps backwards, L, R, L (in time of another two seguiti battuti)
Repeat, alternating left and right feet, four times.
Short dance, using steps and mutanze above: