Thanks for this awesome update, Hanne! It's nice to live vicariously through
others when I can't travel. :)
Hurray for all the wonderful music and dance going on among the Calontiri!
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:32 PM, johnoffd <johnoffd@...> wrote:
> My second Gulf wars was wonderful. Such a bardic high. There were so many
> things going on, it seems impossible to keep track of all. But I wanted to
> share with you on the Performing Arts participation this war. Calontir was
> well represented and enjoyed.
> There were 2 A&S competitions.
> Azenari danced (Hanne as partner) her redaction and presented her research
> on a 16th C Italian dance, Lovely Nymph
> Hanne Abendschein performed her Old French and English piece from Song of
> Roland (received a judge's choice award)
> Three Rivers & Champaigne Players (Kajsa, Ravasz, Logan, Helena) presented
> German play "The Pregnant Farmer" at 3 different venues (received a judge's
> choice award)
> Warbard Tourney.
> Inspired by Ingeborg's Estrella plan, and with support from their
> Majesties, Hanne organized/arranged for the Calontir contingent to sing Song
> of the Shield Wall as the initial entry for the Warbard Tourney. With over
> 60 people lifting our voices we easily won the award for highest kingdom
> participation. (The prize was 3 6-pks of S beer. With Calontir being the
> beer snobs we are, there were still 2 packs left the next day)
> Calontir also had 3 individual entries for Warbard.
> Blackleg Gilman submitted his poem "I Love My Kingdom", read by Hanne
> Wilhajmr Half-troll sang his song "I Live for Calontir"
> Dolan Madoc regaled us with the story of Sheridan's Breach
> Christian d'Hiver led/taught Noontime Singing (period multi-part music) on
> 4 days
> Constantia and Lucia provided mood music all day at Archery field on
> Calontir's sponsored day.
> Christian, Constantia and Lucia particiapated in orchestra for various
> evening Dances
> Green Dragon sponsored the Bardic Press Gang (performers by invitation
> Calontir was proud to have Dorcas, Dolan, Simonetta, Rhodri and Christian
> d'Hiver pour out their souls to us.
> And then of course was nightly singing and stories under the Purple
> Pavilion and various other encampments.
> Yours in Service,Song and Dance
> Hanne Abendschein
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