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The Piemontese Courenta

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The Courenta (corenta in the normalized Occitan spelling, corrente in Italian) is a common dance in the occitan and french alpine wide valleys. Appeared in the XVI century the courenta develops in the XVII passing from Bransle Courant to two different dances: an italian version, the corrente (rather lively) and a french version, the courante (slowly dance). It was appreciated by King Luigi XIV, who declares it the dance of the ball opening dance, the french courenta disappears in XVIII…
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