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Noli Me Tangere

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NOLI ME TANGERE (S4x32) 4C set Kirsten Steinbach Freiburg Corona Collection

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place (2s step up 3-4), 4s set and cast up 1 place (3s step down 7-8) 2143
9-16 2L and 3M petronella turn into centre and set, 2M and 3L petronella turn into centre and set, all end facing partner up or down ready for...
17-24 2s+3s dance ½ reel of 4, 3M and 2L (with partner following) chase ½ way clockwise behind standing couples back to places. 2143
25-32 1s+4s set and link (no hands); all 4 couples dance DoSiDo with partners. 2413

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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The title of this dance, Noli Me Tangere, is Latin for Touch Me Not.

Noli me tangere (touch me not) is the Latin version of a phrase spoken, according to John 20:17, by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she recognized him after his resurrection. The biblical scene gave birth to a long series of depictions in Christian art from Late Antiquity to the present.

Devised by Kirsten Steinbach and published in The Freiburg Corona Collection, no giving of hands is involved throughout the dance.

Noli Me Tangere by Antonio da Correggio - oil on canvas
"Noli Me Tangere", Antonio Da Correggio (1489-1534), Oil On Canvas, c. 1525

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