Performing Arts

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

Weather doesn't hamper fun at Bardic Madness South

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of Northshield recently braved the weather and traveled south for Bardic Madness South which took place December 15, 2007 in the March of Loch Morrow (Macomb, IL). She reports and shares photos.

Peter Jackson to produce The Hobbit

After much deliberation, Peter Jackson, the Academy-Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios to produce the Tolkien prequel: The Hobbit.

[MID] Festival of Maidens 35: Þorrablót III

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It's time again to come together in mid-winter, enjoy the warmth of friendship & eat questionable food as Würm Wald Presents FESTIVAL Of MAIDENS 35: ÞORRABLÓT III

Saturday 19 January 2008

Historic Lincoln Hotel 209 South Broadway • Urbana, IL 61801 Come Join Us for the Usual Mayhem and Fun! Site Opens 9 am • Site closes 12 midnight

Make checks payable to SCA--Würm Wald Location:
Würm Wald (Urbana, Illinois)

[MID] Middle Marches Baronial Twelfth Night

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The Barony of the Middle Marches is pleased to invite all gentles to Middle Marches Baronial Twelfth Night: A day of Dancing, Feasting and Bardic Revelry!

January 19, 2008, A.S. 42
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hilliard Presbyterian Church
3600 Leap Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026

Site fees: $6.00 per gentle over age 12, $3.00 for children 6-12, Free for babes in arms. Family fee maximum is $18.00 (does NOT include the $3.00 per person non-member surcharge, if applicable) Location:
Barony Middle Marches (Hilliard, Ohio)

[ATL] Bright Hills Baronial Birthday

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Tis the drear, dull, cold Winters day. It seems Winter shall never end, Spring never arrive and yet...wait...what is that Sound? Why, tis a harp song, perhaps a lark, no...a far distant voice, raised in song. Whatever could possess someone to come out into the cold just to sing?

Listen close, my friend, tis the sound of Bright Hills bards and musicians tuning up for our annual Baronial Birthday gathering. Come, join us as we have some fun indulging in a Feast of Fools day! Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Manchester, Maryland)

[ATL] Yule Revel

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And the running of the deer Well... it's a night event: there's no actual organ; and the only deer will be in the stew. But we'll have a choir if we have to kidnap gentles at random. It's all part of the diversion that will be the Barony of Storvik's Yule Revel.

We will be offering a wide variety of amusements for your delight. Besides the aforementioned kidnappings and caroling, there will be: dancing; various contests; a decidedly bardic-friendly atmosphere; and a general warmth and light to drive the dark away. Arts & Sciences Activities: A space will be made available for those wishing to display their period desserts. There will be a gaming contest, a riddling contest, and a dessert contest (both for period and non-period desserts). Musicians and performers are welcome. Location:
Barony of Storvik (College Park, Maryland)

[MER] Saltare 2008

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Come dance the night away with the Shire of Loch Cairn as it hosts Saltare! There will be classes all day and dancing all night! Other activities include a Midde Eastern Hafla, various contests, Hors D'heuvres during the evening and more!

Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, TN.

Accomadations are available at Park Inn located at Henry Horton State Park. There are 72 rooms including 4 suites with kitchenettes. Each unit has 2 double beds. All rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, and equipped with TV's and phones. For reservations call 1-866-836-6757, ask for the SCA, reservation code 1840, we have a block of rooms reserved at a special rate but the rooms will be released on December 1, 2007 so reserve NOW! Location:
Shire of Loch Cairn (Chapel Hill, Tennessee)

[AET] Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins

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See sins, swashbuckling and spice at the Feast of The Seven Deadly Sins as the Barony of Delftwood celebrates the Silk Road on February 16, 2008! Come join us at a site not visited in many years, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Dewitt, NY, where we will offer you a variety of pleasures from the Near and Far East including a hoffla, a Japanese tea ceremony, a Japanese dayboard, and a Feast starting in China and working westward to Europe through the removes. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Dewitt, New York)

[MID] Masque of Courtly Love XII: Play On!

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If music be the food of love – play on! The Marche of Alderford proudly presents The Masque of Courtly Love XII: Play On! February 23, 2008

9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720

New larger site ~ more list space ~ heavy and rapier fighting ~ spacious populace lounge ~ three tracks of classes ~ theatre and bardic performance opportunities ~ Brendoken baronial court ~ additional feast places ~ Medieval Science Fair. Location:
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio)

Pennsic Wakefield Cycle photos online

At Pennsic XXXVI, the Known World Players presented four plays from the Wakefield Cycle, a series of mystery plays from the late Middle Ages which were originally presented by guilds. The photos were taken by THL Milica of Varna at one of the stations where the plays were presented.

Richard III deconstructed

British actor Sir Ian McKellen delves into Shakespeare's Richard III's most famous speech in a video clip on the Stagework website.

[LOC] Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast

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Unto the populace of Lochac does Mordenvale extend its invitation to join in on our very first annual Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast.

Come along for a Rose Tourney to honour the time old court of love in a spectacular St Valentine's boast of chivalry and prowess.

Settle in for an evening of entertainment from the bawdy to the harmonic. Be refreshed by period beverages of the alcoholic and Location:
Barony of Mordenvale (Kariong, New South Wales)

[EAS] King's and Queen's Bardic Championship

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The Shire of Anglespur, the Jewel of the East, is pleased to host this year’s King’s and Queen’s Bardic Championship! Bards, Singers, Musicians and Storytellers from all over the East Kingdom are invited to come and share their talents in this illustrious competition.

The Bardic Competition is to be divided into three rounds. Please note that the theme of the event is "Heroes of the Empire," and Their Majesties wish to hear songs, tales, and poems of the East Realm's greatest men and women. Also we would remind the bards that Their Majesties will be basing their decision on all three rounds. Location:
Shire of Anglespur (Hoosick Falls, New York)

[ANT] Midwinter's Feast: Shakespearean Celebration

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Toward the end of the 16th century, England was ruled by Queen Elizabeth and a new playwright by the name of William Shakespeare was becoming quite well-known. Please join us for our annual Midwinter's Feast as we celebrate all the sumptuous bounty this era had to offer, both in food and entertainment! A dazzling display of gastronomic delights awaits you, including vegetarian options, and we are gathering the best performers from throughout the Summits to regale us with song, story, and dance! And, of course, there will be much dramatic performance, both taken from and inspired by the works of the Bard himself. Location:
Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon)

[CAI] 12th Night in Caid

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Come enjoy the day as the Barony of Dreiburgen hosts this year’s 12th Night Celebration.

This year’s theme is Fun and Games. Throughout the event there will be a number of activities to entertain you. The day will include games, music, dancing and feasting.

The event will be held at the United Methodist Church in Hemet, California 530 S Buena Vista St. Hemet, California 92543 Location:
Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, California)

"Cluijte van Plaijerwater" presented at Gleann Abhann's Holy Pail III

A 16th play entitled Cluijte van Plaijerwater was presented recently at the Holy Pail III event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. Lady Danielle captured the performance in a photo album.

[CAL] A Spanish 12th Night

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The Barony of The Lonely Tower Presents "A Spanish 12th Night" Saturday, January 5, 2008

Site Opens/Closes 9am - 9pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral
202 S. 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102

Directions:
Take your best route to 1-80, take 1-80 to 1-480 North, and take the Douglas/Harney Street Exit. Follow exit road to Douglas Street. Turn right (east) onto Douglas and follow to 20th Street. Turn Location:
Barony of The Lonely Tower (Omaha, Nebraska)

Hurly Burly to perform in Peterborough

Early music ensemble Hurly Burly will perform a concert of medieval and renaissance music on December 9, 2007 at the Guild Hall of St. John's Anglican Church in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

[MER] Much Ado About Something

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Please join the Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep for a fantastic weekend of fun, fighting, and frolicking.

Visit Merry Old England during the War of the Roses. Fight in a William and Marshall Tourney for Lancaster or York. Take a side trip to Messina to enjoy The Bard; scenes from Much Ado About Nothing will be performed throughout the event – Laugh at Beatrice and Benedick’s verbal fencing as they steadfastly deny their love for each other and gasp at the perfidy of Don John! Learn new skills in many classes. Get stuffed at a sumptuous feast featuring dishes from Shakespeare’s comedies. Dance to your heart’s content at the revel. Much Ado is an authorized RUM Collegium for Practical Arts and the Military College. Location:
Shire of Okeborne Keep (Cottondale, Alabama)

Musical notes encoded in Da Vinci's Last Supper?

Does the Last Supper have a soundtrack? Musician and computer technician Giovanni Maria Pala believes it does and that it sounds like a requiem.

Fan Haven community grows in Arizona desert

SCAdian and internationally-known filker Leslie Fish has purchased land in the Arizona desert for the purpose of creating a community for fans, Pagans and SCA members.

Roman theatre lives in the Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome will be the site of a special exhibition of Roman theatre, hosting "statues, mosaics, painted vases and fragments of wall paintings depicting actors and their masks, dancing girls, musicians, acrobats and jugglers" in a display that will continue until February 17, 2008.

[ATE] Twin Moons Tavern Tourney

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Come one! Come all! Join the "knights" of the oval table as they take a day off from their Quest for the Holy something-or-other and make merry at Monty Python's Pickled Pub on December 1st, 2007. English shenanigans shall ensue with maiming, brawling, bringing out the dead, hurling insults, seeking shrubbery and fighting off killer bunnies. Whilst enjoying the spectacle, lunch on fine Camelot fare, including Ham and Jam and Spam a lot. Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Tempe, Arizona)

[EAS] Yule Gathering and Feast

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Greetings and gracious felicitations, all ye good gentles. It is that time of year once again, with the leaves fallen, and the air now crisp with pending snow. It is also that time for the Barony of Bergental to welcome all unto the Great Hall to enjoy the company of friends; to entertain and to be entertained; to browse the wares of merchants... In all, a time to come together in fellowship and enjoy the season. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)

[OUT] Midwinter and War Practice 2007

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Come help celebrate the Twelve Days of Jule (Tolv Dagen Jul) with Baron Gregor and Baroness Monika. Feast on the finest delicacies of 10th century Norway in al-Barran's mead hall. Celebrate in the camaraderie sharing stories the feats of daring and great deeds from the past year. A treat to the eyes will be provided with our great entertainers of al-Barran. Wandering carolers will sing sweetly around the hall. We will be holding a contest for the best boast or toast. Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[TRI] Seamarch Yule

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The annual Seamarch Yule event is coming up in just a few weeks, and we are looking forward to a day of fighting, fencing, feasting, and festivities, all for children's charity. We're planning for classes, hands-on demonstrations, and period entertainments of music, poetry, and storytelling. All artists, craftspeople, and performers are encouraged to come and show off!

The event flyer can be found here: http://ldyandrea.net/yule-poster.gif Location:
Shire of Sea March (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)

Atenveldt Baronial Yule Revel

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Let the revels begin. Their Excellencies, the Baron and Baroness of Atenveldt proudly invite you to ring in the holiday cheer with Them as They celebrate the Yule season on the night of December 15th, 2007 in the Germanic style to honor our beloved Baron Otto's heritage. So dress up in your finest German garb, tie on your bells and holly leaves and come join the revelry. In fact, there will be a prize given by Their Excellencies for Their choice of the best German party garb seen during the night. Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona)

[ATL] Fool's Twelfth Night

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Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a court held by the King of Fools and the wonders of a "backward feast". Foolishness you say? But of course!

Welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night. Fun and Merriment abound at our festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (sometimes painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits on the throne and dessert, of course is served first (life being short and uncertain) All those attending will vote for the silliest among our ranks. This lucky Fool then reigns as King or Queen of Fools, silly hat and all. There will be a Gluckhaus game running throughout the day. Whoever ends the day with the most baubles (whether hard earned, conned, or begged) will be declared the winner. Other contests and games of fun and merriment include the most foolish hat contest, best use of motley, best foolish subtlety Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston Salem, North Carolina)

[ATL] Kingdom Twelfth Night

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It is with great pleasure that the Canton of Salesberie Glen, in the Barony of Sacred Stone, invites the esteemed populace of Atlantia to the Twelfth Night celebrations of Their Royal Majesties, Logan Ebonwoulfe and Rowan Berran McDowell.

Date: January 12, 2008
Hosting group: Canton of Salesberie Glen
Cost: $15.00 Adult Member, $5.00 children 6-12. - children 5 and under are guests of the Canton Location:
Canton of Salesberie Glen (Salisbury North Carolina)

Who art on first?

Actors David Foubert and Jay Leibowitz offer their own unique interpretation of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine a la Shakespeare in a video clip on YouTube.