Some of Ildhafn's dancers will be performing in the "Coffee Concert" at Somervell Presbyterian this Saturday morning.
The Capriol Renaissance Dancers (being in this case Katherina Weyssin, William de Cameron, Katherine of Glastonbury, Anna de Wilde and Caterine de Vantier, ably assisted by Ludwig von Regensburg and William de Wyke) will be performing a selection of renaissance dances, some of which you'll have seen at events, and some of which are brand
new (and 400 years old).
My regular dance class is cancelled for this coming Thursday (March 15th). Classes will resume as normal the following Thursday (March 22nd), in Birkdale.
- Katherina Weyssin
On Friday night, William de Cameron and Katherina Weyssin attended the Battlecry Masked Ball. We performed Ginevra (almost by accident - we were warming up and entertaining ourselves), Contentezza d'Amore, and the Spagnoletta for a couple from Il Ballarino; then led some general dancing, before going outside to watch a display of fire-dancing.
The evening was a lot of fun. It was nice to see some people we know from other re-enactment groups, and great fun to compare variations of dances with people who do the same stuff a little differently to us.
With such a colossal event, I don't know where to start!
There was a great turn-out from Ildhafn this year for Canterbury Faire, with our numbers augmented by Don Gregory and Lady Edine Godin visiting from Innilgard. The event kicked off with the appointment of Lord Oswyn Carolus and Mistress Isabella Maria to the positions of Baron and Baroness (respectively) of Southron Gaard. This went smoothly, despite his soon-to-be excellency running around inappropriately dressed with distressingly little time till his appearance at Court.
There will no no fencing at City Dance this evening. Sorry about the short notice.
We had a lovely picnic, in spite of the windy weather.
It was a great pleasure to have the company of many gentles from Cluain - we know it's a long drive for a short event! - and indeed of some from Ildhafn city whom we've not been able to see as much of as we'd like through the year.
The weather was foul, but the fencing fine. Don William de Cameron won two tournaments in a row.
For the last dance-class of the year, we dressed in our finest and had a small ball, choosing dances in turn from the Canterbury Faire ball list, or from amongst other favourite dances.
The gentlemen were Master William de Cameron, Don Gregory Tortouse de Sloleye and Lord Ludwig von Regensburg; the ladies, Mistress Katherina Weyssin, Lady Caterine de Vantier, Lady Anna de Wilde and Lady Katherine of Glastonbury.
We began, as is customary, with Ballo del Fiore.
Then, for the first set:
Yesterday Eleanor Hall and I attended the inaugural Community Consultation Workshop held by Auckland Museum. The event brought together representatives from the various community groups that have been involved in displays and demonstrations as part of museum exhibitions over the last year. There were roughly 30 people there, representing perhaps a dozen community groups.
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