General Notes: 


Dance from Fabritio Caroso's Il Ballarino (1581).  
Translation done as group project by Accademia della Danza, 01 October A.S. XXXVII (2002). See also step tabulation by Arglwydd Phelan ab Emrys (mka Jeremy H. Kessler), generated from this translation.  
For more information see details of our current study unit, Fabritio Caroso's Il Ballarino. 
[In the beginning???] of this dance, standing the bodies opposite, after doing the Riverenza Minima, four Trabuchetti presti, beginning with the left foot: after the which he will do one Seguito Spezzato to the left, and a Meza Riverenza with the right foot: and to the right, he will do another of the same with the right foot, and the Meza Riverenza with the left foot. In the wheel he will do four Seguiti Spezzati, beginning each thing with the left foot, and two Scambiati, one with the left and the other with the right: then he will do two Riprese, and two Trabuchetti to the left, turning one Seguito Spezzato also to the left, and doing the Cadenza with the right foot, to face again: then turning to do two other Riprese to the right, together with two Trabuchetti, and one Seguito Spezzato turned to the right, and the Cadenza with the left foot, to face again in the manner as above.
[Open question throughout here: how to translate "si"?]
In the second time of the music, the Man alone will do (opposite? approaching?) to the Woman two Passi presti, & the Cadenza, beginning with the left, in the manner as above, & four Trabuchetti presti, doing also a Seguito spezzato to the left side, & the meza Riverenza with the right foot; then to the right side he will do a Seguito Spezzato with the right foot, & the meza Riverenza with the left foot. [???] warning, that if he will do the said Cascarda in four (for four people?), they (will be likely?) to make the hey in that way, that is; the men will take their Ladies, then they will [??? saranno ???] to the right side; & taking the right hand, they will do two Seguiti Spezzati, and let go of that hand, they will do two Passi presti turning to the left, and a Cadenza facing, exchanging places; taking then the left hand of the Lady, they will do the same thing, each returning to their place: & if the dance is done for two, then he will do the same, taking first the left hand and then the right: having done the braid, they will do the two named Riprese, two Trabuchetti, and the Seguito spezzato turning to the one and the other side, in the manner as above.
In the third time of the music, the Lady alone will do the same variation; then they will together do the same hey.
In the fourth time of the music, they will do together four Trabuchetti presti, & a Seguito semidoppio to the left, doing there a pause, that is, stopping themselves somewhat: & the same to the right, then they will do a Seguito spezzato to the left, & the meza Riverenza with the right: & the same to the right the opposite way; doing then four flanking Passi backward, like in Barriera: to the left they will do two Riprese, and two Trabuchetti, with a Seguito spezzato turning to the left, and the Cadenza facing: and they will do the same to the right the opposite way: then doing the Riverenza they will gracefully finish the Cascarda.
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