~SWAN~ 'Black Nag' Renaissance/Medieval Group Dance

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~SWAN~ Renaissance Group Dance - 'Black Nag'

The Black Nag is a dance documented in the 17th century by John Playford, who wrote 'The English Dancing Master'.

Animated to be as authentic as possible, using the written instructions and some good youtube recordings of it being performed.
It's ideal for a Medieval or Renaissance setting, for balls, formal dances or for a roleplay sim.

It is for six avatars (3 partners) and involves a number of different moves: crossing places, weaving, turning, etc. There is also a bow at the beginning and end.
The dance lasts approx. 1min 30secs.

Each avatar is animated separately, giving a strong feel of realism, as none move exactly the same. And because of that, it took AGES to complete! I hope it is enjoyed!

Test it out at the main store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cho/63/129/2702
See a video of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oFXCBlg428

Instructions for Use

Included are two versions:
1) A looped version, which plays the dance repeatedly, seamlessly looped.
2) A non-looped version, which stops after it reaches the end. You can however use the menu to start it again, or stand and resit.

Simply rez the ~SWAN~ 'Black Nag' Group Renaissance Dance (Looped or Non-looped), which appears as 6 poseballs. The blues are for tall dancers (male), reds for short (female).

When you sit, you'll see a menu pop up: this has two options, 'Wait' or 'Black Nag'. When you first use it, it'll be set to wait first.

Once all are seated, hit 'Black Nag' to begin the dance.

If you are using the non-looped version, or if the dance begins to go out of sync after a long use, you can access the menu to start it again by clicking on where the balls are, or the long, transparent rectangle that is in the centre.
To see them, make the transparent prims visible by hitting ctrl alt T.

Please note: The build itself is copy/mod, but will show in inv as no mod, due to the scripts and animations.

Creator - Cyneswith Luik of ~SWAN~

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  • A dance for 6 avatars, each separately animated.
  • Full dance lasts about 1 min 30 secs.
  • A genuine 17th Century dance.
  • Ideal for historical roleplay.
  • Looped and unlooped versions contained.

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Posted March 06, 2017 by 4u2nv Michalski 5 stars

Thank you so much for this, it definitely enhances the RP :)

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Posted December 19, 2013 by whispy Darkstone 5 stars

amazing thank you, took ages to find what i wanted and here it is,, it's so elegant

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