minstrel: Bardic Madness South
cerian at minstrel.com
Fri Nov 12 05:24:37 PST 2004
In just over a week (11/20), it'll be time for Bardic Madness South.
This year it takes place in the shire of Baile na Scolairi (Bloomington,
IL - central Illinois). We've got a full day of bardic activities
planned for you. There are the usual challenges for you to try your
hand at. There's also a full schedule of classes (listed below) and a
Mongolian feast. We've even got a whole bunch of kid's activities
planned, though you'll need to talk to Guinevere for details about
those. For details about all of this, take a look at
One thing we unfortunately don't have, is a Pale ad. *sigh* Nothing
to do but say 'oops'. In the flurry of real life this year, it got
overlooked. The event is very much happening despite that, so come
on out and have fun. We hope to see you there.
Cerian Cantwr - Provost, Bardic Madness South
Class session 1 (11 to 12):
Improv Games John Inchingham
Theatrical improvisation - deigned to help you learn to think on
Bardic Habitat Restoration Project Cerian Cantwr
Round table discussion about ways to encourage and support the
bardic arts in your area.
Acting Shakespeare Sofia Tyzes
Ways of performing and acting in Shakespeare plays.
Sephardic Music Eliane Halevy
Discover the music of those descended from the Iberian Jews of the
time of the Expulsion. It's catchy, melodic and why does it sound
so Middle Eastern? Eliane will tell you why.
Class session 2 (1:30 to 2:30):
Improv and Commedia Sophia the Orange
Use of Improv skills in Commedia dell' Arte.
Boudhran & Bones Alexander de Seaton
Basics on how to play a boudhran or a pair of bones.
Snorri Sturlusson & Historical Fólki Rusli Þorgilsson
Writings of the Middle Ages
The writings of Snorri Sturlusson and others.
Bardic Fieldwork Owen Alun
Finding topics to write about in your daily life and activities.
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