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Dog Dance o f Woodcraft

(a) Enter, from all possible corners, singing, pairs of dancers-in each pair, one representing the Dog, dressed as above; and behind him, the Master, holding him by the leash. The war bonnet shows that the Dogs are the ones to be honored; and the red oblongs hide the faces, acting as masks and disguising the character. The Dogs are straining at the leashes; the Masters holding them back. Use one step to each measure; but be accurate in the changes of rhythm from 3-part to 2-part time. On the last measure, the Dogs yelp twice S meas.

(b) Still straining, Masters trot-step sidewise to left, pulling the

Dogs, the latter yelping again on the last measure S meas.

(c) The Masters trot-step in toward center, the Dogs to their left

toward outside of circle, exchanging places S meas.

(d) The Masters strain back, the Dogs paw the ground with right

foot, bodies bent forward at waist S meas.

(e) All trot-step to right, Dogs diagonally in front of Masters, in

an outer circle, and barking 5 meas.

( f ) Dogs cross in front of Masters, trot-step in toward center, and

drop to all-fours in a small circle s meas.

The Masters drop leashes, stand in outer circle, feet tight together; both hands at sides, a little backward, palms forward; head bowed, and sing last 6 measures of song, while Dogs drop heads to ground in front of knees, chanting

Ah-ooooo Ah-oooooo Ah-ooooo00 6 meas.

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Dog Dance of San Juan

Rhythm of the Redman

 

 

   

 

 


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Arrow Dance of the Navaho ] Basket Dance of Cochiti ] Basket Dance of Woodcraft ] Bow & Arrow Dance of Jemez ] Bow & Arrow Dance Woodcraft ] Comanche Dance of Woodcraft ] Comanche Dance of Zuni ] 2nd Comanche Dance of Zunis ] Corn Grinding Dance Woodcraft ] Corn Grinding Song of Zuni ] Coyote Dance of Woodcraft ] Dance of the Mudheads at Zuni ] Deer Dance of the Navahos ] Deer Dance of San Juan ] Dog Dance of San Juan ] [ Dog Dance of Woodcraft ] Doll Dance ] Eagle Dance of Tesuque ] Eagle Dance of Woodcraft ] Green Corn of Santo Domingo ] Harvest Dance of Zuni ] Hoop Dance of Taos ] Hoop Dance of Woodcraft ] Hopi Snake Dance ] Mountain Chant of the Navaho ] Pipe Dance of San Juan ] Rain Dance of Zuni ] Yei-Be-Chi ]

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