[Ansteorra] Performances at Kingdom Arts and Science-- Feb 9th

Libby Hieber elsavonschammach at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 16:10:23 PST 2008

::Forwarded again 'cause I have the sneaking suspicion that it didn't "go"
last time.::

To all,

*--Kingdom A&S is February 9th This Year in Northkeep*.--
I'm posting information hoping to lure you into coming and entering your
best Performance A&S piece!  This is a chance to receive recognition for
your work, and also to see what other performers are doing.

*--What is a Performance A&S Piece?--*
A documentable, period performance of some kind. It might be a song, an
instrumental piece, a scene from a play, a dance, a juggling routine, a
masque-- one year a lady entered a dressage dance done on horseback.
Anything that is a period performance venue is fair game.  It can be done as
a solo, or several people can enter as a group if the piece requires
multiple people.

*--What Would I Need to Do for the Performance?--*
You'll need to have printed documentation written up, and have that one
piece practiced and polished to perform before a panel of judges. You will
receive a score from the judges and at the end of the day you will receive
your judging sheets with the judges comments on them.

*--But How Will Other People See My Documentation?--*
This year we're suggesting that all the performers request table space in
the main exhibit hall. Bring a tablecloth, and an extra set of your printed
documentation to put out. That way all the laurels and attendees will have a
chance to see your documentation and know that you performed, even if they
can't make it to the time slot when you are performing. If you have a
picture of yourself or your group, you might bring a photo frame and stand
that up on the table as well. If you can make a nice recording or videotape
of your performance, you could put a portable CD or DVD player on the table
with headphones as well. (Try to make the mundanity as discreet as

*--But What if I Can't Go to Gulf Wars This Year?--*
The laurels are being careful to point out that this is a competition to
honor the best A&S pieces (static and performance) in the Kingdom. The upper
scores will be invited to compete at Gulf Wars, but you are not obligated to
accept the invitation.

*--This Sounds Great, But I'm Not Sure What I'd Like to Do--*
Well, plan to come and watch all the performances this year, and look at the
documentation set out on the tables. Then you'll have all year to plan your
entry for next year!

*--My Ulterior Motives--*
I'll be one of the participants this year, and so I have a vested interest
in luring more of you to come compete-- it's more fun when there are a lot
of us doing splendid things. If you have questions that a "seasoned"
performance A&S person could answer, email me, and I'll answer, or find
someone who can answer your questions.  My address is wolfpawsATmac.com.

Very best,
Mistress Rhiannon Redwulf
Province of Mooneschadowe

PS Please feel free to forward this to anyone or any group that you think
could be enticed by such information.

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