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Eagle Dance of Woodcraft

Enter one Eagle dancer, costumed as per foregoing description, body

bent forward, swinging wings from side to side, with a slow, simple walk

(r step and swing to each measure). Thus he makes one circuit of the

dancing space 14 meas.

As he passes the entrance on the beginning of his second round,

enter the other Eagle, as above, but progresses in opposite direction.

The first Eagle has changed his step to step forward right, step

forward left with a low dip 7 meas.

They meet at one side of the circle, hesitate with both wing tips

meeting overhead, facing each other 3 meas.

They cautiously encircle each other, lowering the wings and raising

them again 4 meas.

Then each completes his own circle to opposite side of the center

7 meas.

Face to face again, they hesitate, waving arms, and bending knees

well 3 meas.

With feet close together, they hop, hop, hop, each to his own

right flapping the wings menacingly i meas.

To his own left

To right

To left

More calmly, they again encircle each other 4 meas.

As No. r again starts to make the circle, No. z hesitates 4 meas.

No. z turns, and follows No. i 6 meas.

After another round, one behind the other, they step side by side 7 meas. With the high hop-point step, they progress to right i meas. To left, forward, and back (z meas. each) working in perfect unison 3 meas. Now they face each other 3 meas. Softly sway the wings parallel to each other 4 meas. With the step and dip, they go off together, wings overlapping i o meas.

z meas.

z meas.

i meas.

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See Also:

Eagle Dance of Tesuque

Rhythm of the Redman

 

 

   

 

 


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