Das Noethersche Ringlein

by Alice Silverberg

Devised in Erlangen, November 19, 1999

32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples

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

9-12 1's, 2's, and 3's turn partner (2 hands) and set;
13-16 1's turn (2 hands) and cast off;
17-24 2's and 1's rights and lefts;
25-32 2's, 1's, and 3's grand chain: 2's cross to begin, while 1's and 3's change places on the sides

This dance is a simpler variant of Der Noethersche Ring. Both dances were written in honor of the mathematician Emmy Noether, who loved to dance. Noether was born in Erlangen on March 23, 1882 at Hauptstrasse 23. The mathematical definition of a Noetherian Ring is that it is a ring where every ascending chain of ideals terminates. From this definition, the dance wrote itself.