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Dancing at Battlecry

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on February 19, 2012 - 11:53am

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.

Event Report: Canterbury Faire

Submitted by Ludwig von Rege... on February 9, 2012 - 8:16pm

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.

End-of-year Ball

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on December 1, 2011 - 11:45pm

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:

Auckland Museum Community Consultation Workshop

Submitted by Vettoria di Gio... on November 23, 2011 - 8:33pm

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.

Last Dance Class of 2011

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on November 23, 2011 - 1:43pm

As usual, regular dance classes will take a break from St Catherine's until after Canterbury Faire. TheBirthdayBall 243 last dance class of 2011 will be on the 1st of December, and the first class of 2012 will be on the 16th of February.


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