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  • Barbara Krege
    ... From: Laurel Anderson [mailto:landerson4@elp.rr.com] Sent: Thu 12/9/2004 9:03 PM To: EW2005Dance@yahoogroups.com; SCA_Outlands_Laurels;
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      FW: [outlands] Estrella war arts and sciences competition judging sheets

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Laurel Anderson [mailto:landerson4@...]
      Sent: Thu 12/9/2004 9:03 PM
      To: EW2005Dance@yahoogroups.com; SCA_Outlands_Laurels; Outlands-War-Council; outlands
      Subject: [outlands] Estrella war arts and sciences competition judging sheets

      Greetings all,
      Here is the information about how the Estrella War competition will be judged.  If you have questions please contact me at landerson4 @ elp.rr.com or Lady Chiara at artsandsciences @ outlands.org
      IS,
      Averil

      Judging Sheets for Estrella War A&S Competition

      Below, is the approved judging criterion that will be used for the
      judging sheets for Estrella War A&S Competition. Judging sheets
      will include place for comments, judge's signature and scoring from 1-5

      For complete rules please see
      http://www.estrellawar.org/a_and_s-comp.html

      Estrella War European Dance
      DOCUMENTATION_ General description and/or purpose of the dance.
      Definition and description of the steps used. Dates and places when
      music and dance steps, and any special costumes, would have been used
      together. If a published dance, is the original included. Are
      drawings, or pictures of any appropriate costumes included.
      Discussion of choices made in constructing/reconstructing the dance.
      Cite examples, list sources. Is a bibliography included.
      COMPLEXITY AND/OR DIFFICULTY _ Variety and complexity of dance steps,
      sequences and music. Is this an original dance or reconstruction, or
      a published one. If appropriate, were any authentic or special
      costumes or props used.
      WORKMANSHIP_ Are the steps and motions sure and graceful. Are the
      steps in time with the music. Are figures in the dance balanced and
      well_executed. If appropriate is the dance directed to the audience.
      If multiple dancers, are they synchronized when appropriate. If used,
      were upper body movements appropriate to the dance. Were dancers at
      ease and practiced. Are all gestures appropriate to the dance style.
      AESTHETIC QUALITIES_ Was the performance smooth. Were the dance steps
      and music periods appropriately combined. If there were any mistakes,
      was recovery good. Did special costuming or props, if any, enhance or
      detract from the performance. Was the style used, along with any
      special costumes or props, authentic to the stated period of the
      dance. Was the audience's attention captured and held by the dance.
      CREATIVITY AND/OR AUTHENTICITY _An authentic reproduction requires
      the use of creativity. To what degree has the entrant used creativity
      in adapting materials, tools, and processes. Does it give the
      appearance and impression of a period work.


      Period Storage Devices
      DOCUMENTATION_General description. Lists and dates when types of
      materials, techniques and tools were available to be used. Have
      drawings, pictures, diagrams, been included. Cite examples, list
      sources. Is a bibliography included
      COMPLEXITY AND/OR DIFFICULTY Complexity of design and steps used to
      produce this piece. Is the design an original, reproduction or
      commercial. Were tools or materials used purchased, handmade or
      collected by the entrant. Difficulty of techniques chosen in
      conjunction with the materials worked and hand or power tools chosen.
      WORKMANSHIP_
      Wood: Are surfaces and edges finished appropriately. Is the finish of
      the piece uniform and consistent with its use. Is grain alignment
      appropriate to the piece. Is the carving clean and does it display
      control of tools. Is paint or other surface finish, if any,
      appropriate to use and period of the piece. Are pieces uniformly cut.
      Are any joints secure. Are angles correct and symmetrical for the
      piece. If the piece is a wood sculpture in the round, is the work
      well done from all angles of view. Does it set solidly on its base.
      Is the wood cracked.
      Metal: Is the piece cleanly finished. Are shapes and lines accurate.
      Is the work even. Are joints well secured. Are pieces joined with
      methods suitable to the use of the piece. Are edges and corners
      finished consistently. Is decoration, if used, appropriate to the
      piece. Is articulation, if used, smooth, flexible and sturdy. Is
      articulation, if any, smooth, flexible, and sturdy. Is the metal
      cracked. Is the work consistent with known examples.
      Leather: Are the edges finished. Are any decorations and accessories
      well executed and securely attached. Is stitching secure. Are seams
      finished. Are dyes, paints and finishes, if used, evenly applied. Do
      they rub off. Are cut pieces well cut and fastened together securely.
      Is articulation, if any, smooth, flexible and sturdy. If any clasps,
      hinges, catches or handles are used, are they securely attached and
      fully functional. Is the work clean.
      Clay: Was the clay well prepared. Are proportions suitable to the
      style. Is the piece symmetrical? Has any glaze been evenly applied or
      are unglazed decorations consistent. Does the piece appear to be of a
      consistent thickness.
      AESTHETIC QUALITIES_ Is the product finished properly. Is it
      attractively presented. Does it feel/look/smell the way it should .
      Does the design fill its space appropriately and is it pleasing. Is
      attached hardware, if used, appropriate to the period of the piece.
      Are there unintended gaps between pieces. Are edges and surfaces
      evenly finished. Is the surface finish, if any, appropriate and
      attractive. Are the styles of work appropriate to the period of the
      piece. Is the overall effect pleasing.
      CREATIVITY AND/OR AUTHENTICITY_ An authentic reproduction requires
      the use of creativity. To what degree has the entrant used creativity
      in adapting materials, tools, and processes. Does it give the
      appearance and impression of a period work.


      Archery Equipment
      DOCUMENTATION_General description. Lists and dates when types of
      materials, techniques and tools were available to be used. Have
      drawings, pictures, and diagrams been included. Cite examples, list
      sources. Do they describe how the piece used in period? Is a
      bibliography included.
      COMPLEXITY AND/OR DIFFICULTY _ Complexity of design and number of
      steps used to produce this piece. Is the design an original,
      reproduction or commercially prepared. Were materials or tools
      purchased or hand made. Difficulty of techniques chosen in
      conjunction with the materials worked, and hand or power tools
      chosen.
      WORKMANSHIP_ Period materials used (i.e., steel or leather instead of
      aluminum) Period tools or techniques used. Is the work consistent
      with known examples. Is wood correct to time period? Design is
      appropriate to period intended. If decoration is used, is it
      appropriate to the piece.
      AESTHETIC QUALITIES_ Design and construction appropriate for the
      purpose designated. Is it attractively presented. Does it feel/look
      the way it should.
      CREATIVITY AND/OR AUTHENTICITY_An authentic reproduction requires the
      use of creativity. To what degree has the entrant used creativity in
      adapting materials, tools, and processes. Does it give the >
      appearance and impression of a period work.



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