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Performing Arts

The Performing Arts

The Performing Arts at Gulf Wars is a wonderful combination of all things performed for an audience. All forms of the Bardic arts and instrumental prowess, European dance, juggling, drama, comedieas, pantomime, and improvisational theatre, which be just a few of the areas of interest that we hold dear. Come take classes, in these subjects and more, volunteer in the area for some hands-on experience, and see what all of the performing fun is all about! The Stage is always open to be booked for your Handfastings, Private parties, or Performances so contact the Performing Arts Dept. Head on site for open dates and times.

Sable and Gules Theatre” Stage Area of the Performing Arts

Greetings and salutations to all musicians, actors, bards, jugglers, and others within the Performing Arts: At the Sable & Gules Theatre area, we offer the opportunity for anyone interested in presenting performances and providing classes in the Performing Arts. While we encourage you to check the Class Booklet and on site for specific classes and events, we particularly want to invite your participation in:

The 7th Annual Gulf War's War Bard Competition on Wednesday evening at 6 pm.

Come prepared to represent your Kingdom. This year’s theme is "Bardic Wheel of  DEATH” Come prepared to meet the wheel (with your best pieces in either story, song, poem, play) as we spin the Bardic Wheel o' Death with these subjects: True Love, My Kingdom, War & Chivalry, Too Much Drink! There is a 5 minute time limit for all performances and Documentation is not required. Sign up will at the Sable & Gules Theatre from Openin' Day o' War til 5 pm Competition Day. You must sign up no later than 1 hour prior to the start of performances. There will also be a prize for the Kingdom who brings the largest Bardic Army!

The 7th Annual Gulf War's Youth Bardic Competition and Talent Show on Friday, between noon and 2 pm, sponsored by the Bards of the Horn and Harp. Sign up will be from the start of the war until noon on Friday. All youths age 6 to 14 are encouraged to come and share their talents, sing, dance, storytelling, and play an instrument with fun to be had by all. The contest is limited to 50 entrants. All entrants must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the show.

Medieval Movie Night is now in it's 4rd year and this year's film will be “A Knight's Tale”. Film Starts at 8PM or at dark which ever comes first! Why not plan to hit The Food Court behind the Sable and Gules Theatre, and get ready for Dinner and a show!! Bring yeeself a chair, for the area has a limited supply of chairs to spare so it's first come, first seats! A perfect alternative activity for all ages to enjoy so make this your family night fun!

Come find your muse at the Sable and Gules!”

Performing Arts/Theater Schedule 2014  (Google Doc - updated live until war).

European Dance

Come explore the grace and energy of European-style dance – coordinated by Lady Fleur.

Classes are scheduled each afternoon throughout the week in the Dance tent outside Bede Hall.  The class schedule can be viewed here.

Ball schedule:

Monday - Welcome Home Ball - led by THL Isabella
Tuesday - Beginners' Ball - All instructors on site
Wednesday - Masked Vice or Virtue Ball - led by Lady Fleur
Thursday - Caroso Ball - led by Duchess Katrina
Friday - Grand War Ball - led by Lord Runolfr
Saturday - Last Chance To Dance Ball - led  by Lady Aoibheann

European Dance Class Schedule  |  Ball Sets  Information

Tuesday night:  All instructors on site will be present so we will be running through the dances if needed.  So if you didn't make it to Dance Class, but want to dance, please come and join in the fun!

Wednesday night:  There will be prizes awarded for the best Lady and Lord vice or virtue costume.  If you wish to participate in the contest, please come 15 minutes early so that you may sign the Participants List.  The Dance Instructors will be the judges.

Rules for the competition:

1.  Garb style must be period. (color and fabric do not have to be period)
2.  Must have an actual mask (not painted on and not by makeup).


Note for musicians wishing to participate and play for dancers during the Gulf War Balls:
The following criteria will be necessary to participate in the dance musicians pit during the evening Gulf Wars:
1.) You must be able to have some entry level sightreading skill using standard musical notation. This includes percussionist as well.
2.) You must perform on acoustical instruments (this includes modern acoustical instruments)
3.) We will be using a standard pitch of A=440
4.) We will be using the following book for most of the dances. *
Copies of this book will be available for use and for purchase at the balls