1-8 1st couple dance a figure of eight on their own side around 2nd or 3rd couple, starting by dancing down with nearer hands joined, then out between the side couples and end back in original places.
9-16 1st couple with 2nd man and 3rd woman dance lefts and rights, starting by changing places up and down with the left hand and ending with a half right hand turn to face each other. 3rd man and 2nd woman face across the set.
17-24 All dance the "Samara" progression, ending in the order 2,3,1:
|3rd man & 2nd woman||2nd man & 1st woman||1st man & 3rd woman|
|17-18||Half turn giving both hands to end facing each other in the centre.||Chase a third of the way round clockwise to 3rd man’s and 2nd woman’s places.||Petronella, along the side, one position to their right to end in 1st woman’s and 2nd man’s places and face clockwise.|
|19-20||Petronella, curving out to their right, to end in 1st man’s and 3rd woman’s places and face clockwise.||Half turn giving both hands to end facing each other in the centre.||Chase a third of the way round clockwise to 2nd woman’s and 3rd man’s places.|
|21-22||Chase a third of the way round clockwise to 1st woman's and 2nd man's places and face in.||Petronella, curving out to their right, to end in 1st man's and 3rd woman's places and face in.||Half turn giving both hands to end facing each other in the centre.|
|23-24||Set.||Set.||Pull right shoulder back and cast away to the position behind them.|
(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Murrough Landon, CC BY-SA January 2018)
In bars 9-16 the top two and bottom two dance together as in a square set.
In bars 17-24 all dance with the diametrically opposite person.
(Dance Notes by the deviser, Murrough Landon, CC BY-SA January 2018)
Samara is the name for the seed pods of Maple trees with triangular wings that rotate away from their parent tree as they fall which is reminiscent of the twirling and chasing in the figure of bars 17-24.
The title sounds a bit like "Silent and Flowing" as a dancer's feet and figures should be.
Music: Tune: Margaret's Ghost.
Recording: 3x32 Song Airs (Green Ginger: Miss Ogilvie's Fancy)
(Dance Information compiled by the deviser, Murrough Landon, CC BY-SA January 2018)
Phloem is the living tissue in vascular plants that transports the soluble organic compounds made during photosynthesis and known as photosynthates, in particular the sugar sucrose, to parts of the plant where needed. This transport process is called translocation. In trees, the phloem is the innermost layer of the bark, hence the name, derived from the Greek word (phloios) meaning "bark".
Both terms, Xylem and Phloem were introduced by Nägeli in 1858.