In the isolated steppes of the Outlands we don't get a lot of contact
with the coastal kingdoms, but our dance has been heavily influenced by the
teachings of Dr. Brainard. I lived in Carolingia and its vicinity for
several years, but never had the pleasure of meeting Ingrid. I do know
Harald and Patri, and can imagine what this means to them. The historical
dance community has suffered a real loss.
Dr. Brainard's work included, among other things, the reconstruction of
Verceppe that has made its way to the Outlands (via multiple routes).
Keith / Guillaume
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Subject: [SCA-Dance] Sad News
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 15:51:12 -0500
From: Michael Bergman <>
I just heard from Patri du Chat Gris that Ingrid Brainard died over
the weekend. The funeral will be Thursday; I don't have any more
details yet but thought I should pass the word. We are, of course,
all somewhat poorer for the loss. I am especially saddened that she
didn't get the opportunity to present her current work at the coming
conference on Early Dance at Ghent, to which she was, I believe,
looking forward with great excitement.
Living here in Carolingia, I had heard tales of Ingrid from various
others for quite some time, mostly involving what a harsh
taskmistress she was and how picky she was about getting all the
details of the dance *right*.
Only fairly recently did I meet her and get to work with her a little
bit, and found out what a charming and delightful person she was, and
how much joy she took in dancing.