Der Noethersche Ring

by Alice Silverberg

Devised in Erlangen, November 19, 1999 (111999)

Dedicated to the 1999-2000 Erlangen Scottish Country Dancers

32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples

1-8		1's, 2's, and 3's circle round and back;

9-12 3's initiate half crossover mirror reels on the sides;
13-16 3's, 2's, 1's advance and retire, and set;
17-20 1's (in third place) turn with both hands;
21-24 2's and 1's half rights and lefts;
25-28 3's, 1's, and 2's half grand chain: 2's cross to begin, while 3's and 1's change places on the sidelines;
29-32 2's, 1's, and 3's Highland Schottische setting

This dance was written in honor of the mathematician Emmy Noether (born March 23, 1882 in Erlangen - died April 14, 1935 in Bryn Mawr), who loved to dance. She received her doctorate from the Mathematics Institute of Uni-Erlangen in 1907. The dance was inspired by the term Noetherian Ring, which is a mathematical ring where every ascending chain of ideals terminates.