Re: [Authentic_SCA] More shameless plugs - June 15 and 22!!!
- oooOOOooo, YES! This is gonna be FABULOUS.
If you're at all interested in Dance, get your dancing feet to this one.
We're gonna have a fabulous time, teaching a bunch of really fun Italian
dances through the day and dancing them into the night. With REAL, LIVE
musicians!!! There's some great stuff here that isn't taught elsewhere,
and is a great deal of fun for all concerned... :-D
Put it on your calendar...
> Well, the ever-popular Baron Morgan has a VERY lively barony this
> year, so since he's plugging our September event, I had better plug
> our June event....
> On June 15th, Dragonship Haven (southwestern Connecticut) will be
> holding the event "Al Palazzo della Contessa", which is a combination
> of a daytime dance workshop and an evening party.
> The workshop will be taught by my eccentric alter ego, signor
> Alessandro, itinerant dancing-master, and will focus entirely on
> dances from a single manual: Caroso's 1581 book Il Ballarino. This
> will be an unusual (for the SCA) opportunity to look at the
> similarities and differences among a variety of dances from a single
> place and time. I will probably teach half a dozen dances, with a
> lot of attention to steps and style and plenty of review to reinforce
> them. No previous experience in this form of dance (or any form,
> come to think of it) is needed - I will be teaching from absolute
> scratch and the dances are not difficult; I picked them for easy
> steps and short sequences. Food will be served all day to keep our
> energy up.
> In the evening, we are experimenting with recreating an informal
> evening in a sixteenth century palazzo. Dancers and non-dancers are
> all welcome to eat, drink (non-alcoholic; it's a church), and make
> merry - and, of course, dance. Our musicians will play the dances we
> learned during the day and any other dances of late 16th century
> Italy that people are inclined to dance (and get us music for before
> the event so we can practice.) This will be more formal than a
> typical SCA ball, notably in that only a few people at a time will
> dance for their now-educated audience, but less formal than a "Caroso
> ball", in that people not dancing will not be expected to do nothing
> but sit and watch. Our hostess will be the illustrissima Contessa
> Olivia Graeme.
> We are encouraging people with late 16th century costume to wear it
> to help us with "atmosphere," but it's not required. (My esteemed
> Baron, for example, persists in intending to wear 1400ish stuff....)
> We will not be achieving perfect period atmosphere, but hey, it's the
> first time we've tried this...
> This event is limited in numbers: we can accomodate 36 people for the
> daytime workshop and an additional 25 or so for the evening. We are
> about half sold out for the day already, so do not delay should you
> wish to attend! Site fee is $12 for the day/evening inclusive, or $6
> for just the evening. There will be handouts and sheet music so you
> can take the dances home with you afterwards and teach them to others
> (or at least do them again at home!) If this event is successful, I
> hope to do it yearly in Dragonship.
> More information (slowly expanding) about this event can be found at:
> Now, since I know this list has denizens all over the world, fear
> not - if you can't make it to Dragonship Haven, well, this event is a
> Roadshow event! One week later, I will be repeating basically the
> same workshop, with a somewhat different ball, in the fair land of
> Caerthe (Denver, Colorado). More information about THAT event can be
> found at:
> If anyone else would like a 16th century Italian dance workshop
> Roadshow, let me know. I love to travel and have a strong interest
> in seeing a common core of easy 16th century Italian dances spread
> throughout the SCA.
> If you have questions about the event (either event), please check
> out the respective websites first and use the information addresses
> found there. This email address is purely for spam and listmail, so
> don't email me here and expect to get an answer! Feel free to ask on
> the list so I can keep the event in front of people and keep on
> advertising, though. :)
> Oh, and hey, that St. Eligious pentathlon event has a category for
> European dance. Gee, what a great chance this event would be to
> learn a lovely dance to enter in that category, which is often vastly
> underentered and thus a great place to pick up a win...
> Plugging shamelessly,
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