Classes at Bardic Madness XVIII
Morning class period (11 am to noon):
Afternoon class period (2:45-3:45):
- Northshield Choir rehearsal/meeting (Classroom B)
THL Kudrun the Pilegrim, Shire of Rokeclif
The Northshield Choir will meet to learn a song and to elect a new choir coordinator.
- The Voice in Performance (Classroom C)
Jose Sao Pacian, Barony of Jararvellir
Come with a piece to sing or story to tell with the knowledge that performance practice and voice technique will be discussed for feedback. This is a friendly and safe environment for all levels, and a chance to make the most out of a performance. (Everyone is welcome, time is limited, so not everyone will get to perform.)
- Do-it-Yourself Plainchant (Classroom D)
Lady Ysolt Pais de Cuer, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr
Learn how to write your very own plainchant! We'll walk through the basics of how chant was constructed in period. Then, using what we've learned, we'll write our own chant melodies.
Seriously! Bring your own pencils, I'll supply staff paper to anyone who wants it, though blank paper is perfectly appropriate, too.
Thanks to all these wonderful teachers for enriching the event with their knowledge and willingness to share!
- Live at the Improv! All about Commedia Dell'Arte (Classroom A)
Lady Genevieve Elisabeth Dumas, Barony of Jararvellir
Come and learn about the Commedia Dell'Arte style of theatre from the Italian renaissance! In this class you will learn about the different stock characters of Commedia, some common lazzi, which were the signature gags in Commedia, and time permitting we may put some of what we've learned to use by acting out a short scenario.
- NUMB3RS (Classroom B)
THL Kudrun the Pilegrim
We all use numbers every day (every day)...but do we use them in the same way our personas did? Join Kudrun on a quick tour of medieval mathematics. We'll see how things add up. Of course I'll end with music. I may even duplicate Pythagoras!
- Period and Practical Voice (Classroom C)
Jose Sao Pacian
How to make your voice sound clearer, louder and last longer. Practical technique, taught in a juxtaposed period and modern manner.
- Finding the Period Bard (Classroom D)
THL Alienor Hathaway, Barony of Jararvellir
A look at the earliest knowledge of the bard in Wales and Celtic traditions. The class will involve a discussion of other forms of the Bard in Period so we can learn from each other.
Questions about the classes? Contact Eliane, the Provost (contact info on the main page).
Last updated: 4/20/08