Performing Arts

Music, storytelling, juggling, theatre, and similar artistic endeavors.

Highland Foorde Renaissance Festival educates public about the Middle Ages

"It's not about entertaining, it's about educating," said Sherri Fabic, a member of the Barony of Highland Foorde, about the recent Renaissance Festival hosted by the group at Hager House in Hagerstown, Maryland. Reporter Joshua Bowman of the Herald-Mail was on hand for the story. (Photos & video)

Bards shine in Salesberie Glen

The bards held the day at the recent Performers Revel South in Salesberie Glen (Salisbury, North Carolina), with musicians, poets, storytellers and dancers showcasing their arts. Sara Gregory of the Salisbury Post had the story. (photos)

Inside a theater costume shop

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes online visitors inside a theater costume shop in a video called "Ever Wonder?"

Ealdormere: the Movie!

Once upon a time.... in a Kingdom to the North.... a group of re-enactors in their late-night Pennsic cups devised a drinking game wherein real-life actors were cast as SCA members in a very fictional film. The result: Ealdormere: the Movie!

Renaissance armor at the Folger until September 2008

The Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. glints with Renaissance armor as the library presents the exhibit Now Thrive the Armorers: Arms and Armor in Shakespeare June 5 through September 9, 2008.

[ATL] Stierbach's Baronial Birthday

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Come One and All to celebrate Stierbach’s Tenth Baronial Anniversary! Like the finest of Atlantia’s wines, each year brings exciting new flavors to experience cultivated in the terroir of tradition and past experience. Share with us the marking of a new year and vintage of Stierbach in our Society.

Site:
Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112. Site opens Friday, June 27th at 4pm and we need to be offsite by noon on Sunday. This is the same site as our Holiday Faire. Please note that the site is DRY Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Manassas, Virginia)

[OUT] Quest for Valhalla

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The Norse Gods have come to life and are running free through the green hills of al-Barran.

In the ways of the old there will be much to do this summer weekend. A QUEST like no other has been planned for all to enjoy. For those who are all about the fighting there will be a Rapier Tournament, Heavy Tournament as well as an Archery Tournament just in case you thought there would be nothing to do. Along with questing, fighting, and much revelry, there will be a most wondrous feast Saturday evening that will leave no one hungry. There will also be a delicious and helpful brunch served Sunday morning. Please contact the food coordinators below with any allergy concerns. Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Tijeras, New Mexico)

Wanted: CDs by SCA musicians

Melandra of the Woods, host of the Traditional and Folk Music Hour, is looking for SCA musicians to feature on her program.

[ATL] Kingdom Archery Championship

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The thundering hooves of the Mongolian Empire draw near! Join in their whirlwind of chaos to conquer the Knowne World. We invite you to display your prowess with bow and arrow, and plunder the day away. This will be a kingdom-level event to choose the new Kingdom of Atlantia Archery Champion.

It is a weekend-long event with archery, feasting, and a bardic circle. The Championship will take place at the Baltimore Bowmen club. Enjoy Friday Night travellers’ fare to benefit the Bright Hills Youth Archery program. Saturday will include a continental breakfast, and there will be a dayboard provided to refuel between shoots. The day’s end will bring a sumptuous feast prepared by Duke Valharic, followed by a bardic circle to entertain and recount the day’s events: “No s*@#, there I was, just me and my yak . . .” Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Glen Arm, Maryland)

[WES] Valhalla Day on the Green

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Join us for a resurrection of Valhalla Day on the Greenwith some of the old games and some new ones! Fighting: ship to ship team list, holmgang, axe and shield list, spear list.

Games: bear pit wrestling, spear throwing, tug-of-war, ship races, oar dancing.

Arts: Viking haiku, riddles, storytelling, period style clothing contest, Hollywood style clothing contest.

The park is tree shaded and grassy and runs along the river, nice Location:
Province of Silver Desert (Sparks, Nevada)

[TRI] Trimaris Coronation

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The Barony of An Crosaire Proudly Presents The Coronation of Thorstenn II and Zephyrine II August 28 - September 1, 2008

4H Camp Ocala
18533 Nfs 535
Altoona, FL 32702-9119

Site Opens at 4:00 pm Friday and Closes at 11:00 am Monday

Registration opens with site & closes 3:00 pm Sunday There will also be Heavy Weapons Lysts, Rapier Lysts, Youth Combat, Archery Competition, Troubador Laureate Competition, Children's Activities, and much, much more! Location:
Barony of An Crosaire (Altoona, Florida)

[ATE] Barony of Twin Moons Baronial Birthday

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The Barony of Twin Moons celebrates their "Sweet 16th Birthday" on June 21, 2008. Come and help us enjoy the party.

LOCATION: John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1130 E Broadway Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85219

FEES:
ACCEPS is now available for pre-payment of all fees, go to http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php

The event can be accessed under "Kingdom of Atenveldt" -> "Barony of Twin Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Apache Junction, Arizona)

Summergate members offer glimpse of the SCA

Eilidh Swann reports that members of the Canton of Summergate (San Diego, California) in the Kingdom of Caid explained the wonders of the SCA for videographer Bill Wechter from the North County Times when he visited Summergate Anniversary. The video is available online.

[MER] July Feast

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The Shire of Thorngill presents July Feast July 11 - July 13, 2008

Camp Meadowbrook: 2344 County Road 747 Cullman, AL 35055

Come join us for some great fighting , interesting classes, and great food. Fighting ‘cause our guys love to beat on others! Classes, ‘cause we all like to learn knew things or old things! And Food, because you know Thorngill loves to cook and eat and feed others! Friday night we will a chance to relax and socialize. Feel free to bring needle-work, music makers and story telling to enjoy or entertain others or possibly both. Location:
Shire of Thorngill (Cullman, Alabama)

Collegium Cantorum to present concerts in Washington, D.C.

Collegium Cantorum, under the direction of Timothy Kendall, will present two performances of "DuFay: A Concert of Sacred Polyphony by the Preeminent Master of the Early Renaissance" on May 31 and June 1, 2008 in Washington D.C.

Pictures from Northshield's Bardic Madness

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos and memories from Bardic Madness XVIII which took place April 25-27, 2008 in the Shire of Mistig Waetru.

"Forbidden Pennsic - the (Filked) Musical" pokes fond fun at the event

Shlomo Korobeinik reports that the Known World Players will be presenting "Forbidden Pennsic - the (Filked) Musical" at Pennsic XXXVII. Lord Shlomo is the author of the musical/comedy.

[ATE] Ered Sulabration

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Baron Christopher and Baroness Miana would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Ered Sulabration! To be held on May 10th in the forested lands of Flagstaff at Bushmaster Park. Join Their Excellencies and populace of Ered Sul in the refreshing mountains away from the searing heat of the valley to spend a day in games and activities for the whole family.

There will be hard suit and rapier competitions. A warrior auction will precede the combat so bring your coin purses and bid on your favorite champion. Prizes will be awarded to the sponsor whose warrior bests the day. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the "Higher Word," Ered Sul's Baronial newsletter. There will be dancing around the maypole to bring the world back to right again along with games and activities for all ages. What would an Ered Sulabration be without a bardic competition? Dust off your old favorites or bring something new and be a part of the open Bardic challenge! Location:
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Known World Players announce change of schedule

THL Tyzes Sofia, founder and managing director of the Known World Players, has announced schedule changes for the company.

Texas Renaissance Festival Cast Auditions

The Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation's largest, most acclaimed renaissance themed park, seeks interactive character actors and specialty acts for its 2008 Performance Company. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 3, and Saturday, May 10, 2008.

[ART] Venture the Silk Road

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Merchants, soldiers, horsemen, princesses, monks, courtesans, artists and thieves alike had to survive during their travels across this ancient route. Many adventures were had and many tales were told. If your persona was to make the journey, how would you dress, hunt for your meals and tell your story? In other words, how would your persona live daily life while on caravan?

Their Excellencies invite you to display and demonstrate your Location:
Barony of Arnhold (Mountain Home, Idaho)

[LOC] King Salamander and Isabella's Birthday Bash

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On the weekend of the 10-11th May we are holding the King Salamander and Isabella's Birthday Bash and Camping event.

It will be held at Crossroads Medieval Village site near Yass and if you don't feel like camping we can provide some accommodation with the populace. The event will be filled with collegia at this stage on: cooking feasts in earth ovens (Baron Bastian de Grosse), pottery making (Master Alex the Location:
Shire of Torlyon (Yass, New South Wales)

Bagpipe Major at UC Riverside

Serious pipers will want to know that the University of California, Riverside is offering a degree program in Bagpipes and Scottish Drumming. The program is being chaired by Ian Whitelaw, considered one of the best pipers in the western hemisphere.

[GLE] Forest Maiden

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A call goes out for all noble fighters to take part in a Heroic Tourney and vie to claim for their consort the title of "Forest Maiden".

The snows have melted; the sweltering heat has yet to arrive. It is time for a Pilgrimage.

The Shire of Blackmoor Keep welcomes you to Northern Spain where, in a tradition dating back to the 8th Century, Santiago de Compostela is the destination of pilgrims. Location:
Shire of Blackmoor Keep (Pineville, Louisiana)

[NOR] Ages of War

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The Shires of Silfren Mere and Heraldhill present Ages of War: The Great Italian Wars 1494-1559 23-26 May 2008 at the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, MN

Armored Combat, Rapier Combat, Archery, A&S Competition, Bardic Activities, Classes, Equestrian, Feasting, Youth Activities

Mower County Fairgrounds
700 12th St. SW
Austin, MN 55912

Fees & Registration
Adults arriving: Location:
Shires of Silfren Mere and Heraldhill (Austin, Minnesota)

Lute Society presents Summer Seminar 2008 in northeastern Ohio

The Lute Society of America will present "Summer Seminar 2008: The Journey Continues" from June 22-28 at Case Western Reserve University near Cleveland, Ohio. The seminar includes classes, concerts, lectures, and lute lessons.

Pre-1640's Shakespeare folios to be digitized

The Bodleian and Folger Libraries are combining efforts to create digital copies of "all 75 editions of William Shakespeare's plays printed in the quarto format before the year 1641." The folios are the closest copies to Shakepseare's own in existence.

[AET] 13th Annual Siege of Glengary

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Last summer was a time of great hope in the Shire of Sylvan Glen. After months of intense negotiations and diplomacy, we had reached an agreement with our long time enemy, the Barony of Highland Foorde in the Kingdom of Atlantia. We entered into an alliance with our former nemesis with the goal of ridding our respective lands of the bold and brash brigands menacing our highways and byways.

In the fall, we marched onto the field of battle to Location:
Shire of Sylvan Glen (Hedgesville, West Virginia)

[EAS] Sommer Draw

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The Shire of Quintavia and the Barony of Bergental are pleased to once again join efforts and talent to produce a quality event that will appeal to the young, the old, the new and the experienced by offering a wide program of martial activities, a sampling of evening entertainments, a lovely site, bounteous hospitality, and all the rough pleasantries of a traditional camping event.

HEAVY WEAPONS -- Come one, come all! Sommer Draw will host both spear and melee tournaments, featuring innovative as well as traditional formats, with prizes to be given out. Inspections and authorizations will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the tournaments starting around noon. Our site boasts fine fields for your favourite martial activity. Rest assured, there will be plenty of fighting for all! Should you have any questions, please contact our heavy Marshal-in-Charge, Lord Arik Coer du Luttrere (contact info below). Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Greenfield, Massachusetts)

Latin hip-hop highlights Festival of the Classics

"Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris/ Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior" ("I hate and I love. Why do I do it, perchance you might ask? I don't know, but I feel it happening to me and I'm burning up.") sings Ista, a German rap group that uses Latin verse in its performances.