Archive for February, 2017

Performing Arts show up in many forms in the SCA, and at the Atlantia Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival (KASF), the Atlantia Performing Arts community is demonstrating all those forms. Below is the schedule for Performing Arts opportunities at KASF followed by the link to the Google spreadsheet where you can sign up for performance times!

THIS SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED AS OF 2 MARCH 2017:

10:00 – 11:00 – Nothing.

11:00 – 1:30 – Open Sign Ups for Performances

1:30 – 2:00 – Competition Performances for Pentathlon and Baronial Champions

2:00 – 3:00 – Performers Resources and Materials Roundtable – in the sanctuary

3:00 – 4:30pm – i Firenzi Commedia del’ Arte mini-class and performance – in the sanctuary

 

Sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1skHFIcWH_m9ehUHP0U2_BeqE9Yllb1i1kULl5BHr758/edit?usp=sharing

 

Due to lack of participation, we are no longer doing the pre-defined slots for demonstration performances. To get an idea of what we were going for, please see the video recording of last year’s KASF Performance Demo Hour here: https://youtu.be/8NYrd9kS7Ww  If you want to try to set up one of these Demo Hours at another event, please contact Sophia the Orange via orangesophie AT gmail.

 

Please go ahead and sign up on your own via the google spreadsheet if you’d like to perform during “Open Sign Ups”in the hours between 11:00am – 1:30pm. Please take as many slots as you want. To get an idea of what we’re going for, please see the video recording of last year’s KASF Performance Open Sign Ups Hour here  https://youtu.be/6ifUTJwEEFI

Performances for the Competitions in Persona Pentathlon, Persona Triathlon, or Baronial Championship will be held between 1:30 – 2:00pm. If they end early, the performance slots will be open to Open Sign Ups for those performers who are in the room at that time.

Contact Lady Sophia the Orange via orangesophie AT gmail DOT com if you have any questions about the Performing Arts Program at KASF.

Atlantia Twelfth Night event report for Performing Arts

The Performing Arts community achieved new heights at this year’s Twelfth Night event in the Barony of Sacred Stone! Peruse the pictures below and watch out for these gentles in the coming months if you want to come join in the fun!
1) European Dance! Sacred Stone’s own Lady Elizabeth of Northumberland led the dancing with excellent teamwork and support from Lady Nicolosa d’ Isenfir, our Royal Player in Dance. These two ladies brought dance education and graceful leadership to the event such that over 50 people got to enjoy the noble art of dance at the evening ball.

 

2) The dancing was supported by skillful and joyful efforts of Mistress Azza and the pick-up dance band under her direction! Ten instrumentalists followed Azza’s fearless direction and organization to produce high energy, live dance music deep into the night. Mistress Azza also serves as a Royal Player and will be producing live pickup bands at more events in the future. Watch for her at Ymir!

3) Our Royal Player in Theater, Lady Meriorie Matheson, produced an enlightening competition for actors to present their favorite Shakespeare pieces! Nine actors presented a wide variety of scenes from The Bard. The winner of the competition was a pair of amazing actors, Lady Machteld Cleine and an SCA newcomer, Cody, portraying Benedict and Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing. See the video clip of their scene here:  https://www.facebook.com/Lara.Coutinho.Orange/videos/1877274525623126/?l=6072083277919904046

It’s one of the most excellent pieces of theater I’ve seen at an SCA event in years! These still pics are of some of the other excellent monologues.

  

 

    

4) One of Sacred Stone’s multi-talented performers, Lord Akiyama Kazuhiko, took on the great challenge of producing the Twelfth Night Murder Mystery play… and it was a hoot! The cast was talented and engaging as they kept us laughing and guessing at the causes of sudden death all day.

 

5) The Royal Bard competition proceeded per tradition at Twelfth Night with a long list of talented participants. Royal Bards for 2016, Lord Gideon ap Stephan and Master Ruaidhri an Cu, presented three brilliant performers to Their Majesties for the final competition during feast that night. Despite the most extremely challenging conditions of noise and interruptions in the feast hall, all three competitors, Lord Hakon Erfikvaethiskald, Harper an Cu, and Lord Richard Wyn, proved worthy of the position. The young lady Harper An Cu finished the evening with the title of Royal Bard!

6) The Rotunda, the circular area between the staircase and hall of art, hosted a non-stop stream of performers bringing music to the people throughout the day. Performers in the Rotunda included: Lord Johann von Solothurn, Cornelia Caeciliana, Baroness Margaret Cochrane, Baroness Morgan Wolfsinger, and the amazingly talented instrumental group Lillies Among Thorns!

7) The lunchtime tavern also brought some musical thrills when “Painted Wheel” band took the stage and kept the lunch patrons entertained!

8) Laughter brought the event to new heights with i Firenzi’s performance of Italian, 16th Century, improvised comic Commedia dell’ Arte in the afternoon’s play “Arlecchino of La Mancha!” The premier of this play included many new commedia actors enjoying their first performance. We were blessed by the presence and service of a silent herald who interpreted the whole improvised show into sign language! A special moment was also brought to us when the final scene was interrupted (with permission of the director) by Their Excellencies of Windmasters’ Hill bringing an award to one of our actors in the name of TRMs. Lord Jaume de Monco was honored with an Award of the Coral Branch for his many artistic talents including acting, stage magic, bardic performance, and brewing. See the video of the whole play and Jaume’s honoring here:  https://youtu.be/MKedlRJ-VwQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelfth Night again brought too much fun to cram into one day! Many thanks to the event’s Autocrat, Baroness Caitlin Macdonoughue for her tireless efforts at organizing and providing event space for the Performing Arts Community to enjoy their arts!