This call for classes was sent to the SCA dance list, but I want to bring it to the attention of kingdom lists as well. Note that this is a Dance *and Music* Symposium. Music classes are not limited to dance music. Past topics have included period notions of rhythm, period vocal technique, an instrument "petting zoo", etc. This is also a good venue for theoretical topics like the politics of dancing, the connections between dancing and fencing, etc.
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From: Felice Debbage <felicedebbage@...
To: SCA Dance List <sca-dance@...
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:29 PM
Subject: [SCA-Dance] Call for Teachers--KWDMS 9 (June 21-24, 2012; Columbus, Ohio)
Unto the dance enthusiasts of the Known World, I send greetings!
This missive stands as the Official Call for Teachers for the Ninth
Known World Dance and Music Symposium. The event is hosted by the
Barony of Middle Marches, and will be held Thursday, June 21, through
Sunday, June 24, in Columbus, Ohio. As the primary coordinator for the
European Dance division, I invite you to send class and lecture
proposals dealing with the topic of dancing in Europe before the year
1652 C.E. Newer teachers are most welcome to submit proposals; feel
free to e-mail if you have questions or concerns. Please send a brief
paragraph detailing what your proposed classes will entail, thinking
about necessary prerequisites, the strenuousness of the class, and the
names of dances that will be taught, if applicable. If you're
absolutely certain that you want to teach, an early proposal
submission is best. Teaching slots are limited, and I would like for a
wide variety of teachers to be able to contribute.
Deadlines for KWDMS 9:
January 15th, 2012: Class proposals due.
March 1st, 2012: Compendium materials due. (We are doing a serious
printed book, compiled by an editor, for the compendium, and it would
be a great souvenir to have your work in print. Please do your best to
get your materials in on time to avoid missing out on this
March 7th, 2012: Pre-registration opens.
May 7th, 2012: Pre-registration closes.
The event will feature open dancing on Thursday night, full tracks of
classes on Friday and Saturday, and a shortened track on Sunday. The
Friday evening ball will be antiquity themed, based on the story of
Antony and Cleopatra. There will be a costume contest, and dancers
interested in getting a bit more festive can wear either clothing from
antiquity or what people in the later periods *thought* people wore
during antiquity. We will also have a cocktail hour on an outdoor
patio prior to this revel.
For a totally different feel, Saturday evening's revel will feature a
full-scale court masque titled "The Masque at Coleorton, or, The
Farewell to Faeries," complete with a forced prospective set based on
Inigo Jones's original designs. The masque will be broken up into
pieces over the evening, with the dancers attending the ball becoming
an impromptu chorus in the show. There will also be 18 slightly more
involved chorus roles (3 separate choruses of fairies, women, and men)
in the show, and these roles will be cast earlier during the event,
likely on Friday. If you'd like to be a chorus performer (dance, plus
nonverbal acting), there will be a class for you to attend on Friday
and/or Saturday. (For those who are strictly interested in the regular
dancing on Saturday night, I assure you that there will still be the
same amount of dancing you would normally expect from a ball. The
masque, in its entirety, runs about 20 minutes and will be broken up
over the evening. The acting sections will essentially serve as breaks
Finally, Sunday afternoon will include a Caroso Ball featuring the
amazing tunes of Istanpita. It'll be a great time, even while you
For more information, check out http://www.kwdms9.com.
I look forward to hearing from many of you soon, and as always, good
dancing to you!
The Honorable Lady Felice Debbage
Barony of Middle Marches
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