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Event Details
Fete l'epee: The Sword in Word, Dance, and Defence Event date: June 2nd, 2012
Hosted by Barony of Carolingia - Cambridge, MA
Event Last Modified: May 13th, 2012
Event details
Come join the Barony of Carolingia in a day to celebrate the Sword.

The Word
The Baron's Players offer for your enjoyment a merry dialogue between sword, rapier and dagger, a play first presented at the University of Cambridge in 1615.

The Dance
Middle Eastern dance sword/tray workshop with Serene
There are few things in this World that can match the sultry grace and mesmerizing hint of danger in the Middle Eastern and tribal sword dance. 
1:00 Yoga-Dance Warm-up
1:30 Part I:  Intro to dancing with props; it's more than a balancing act
2:30 Break
2:45 Part II:  Dancing with your sword or tray; music interpretation
4:30 Yoga-Dance Cool Down

Dancing to rhythms with sword or tray:  Bringing ME dance and music together
This workshop series is in 2 classes and is designed to cover the basics of choosing and working with a sword or tray or other props.  The first class will focus on techniques and steps to build your dance.  The second class will focus on using those (and more) steps with ME dance rhythms that showcase your music interpretation with your prop .  We will work on steps and combos that move with these rhythms to elevate your dance style and infuse it with energy.

***Bring your tray, sword, cane, candles, etc.  There will be a few additional to share.***

The fencers of Carolingia invite any and all comers to practice the Art of Defence, in tournaments of skill for prizes and bragging rights, and to cross blades with friends and acquaintances not yet made.  (Non-marking shoes are required)

Please note:  no pre-registration for this event.

Site Opens:  1:00pm
Site Closes:  5pm
Site Opens: 1:00 pm
Site Closes: 5:00 pm
Event Location
Cambridge War Memorial
1610 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA  02138

The site is located just outside Harvard Square.  The MBTA is an excellent way to travel to the event.  Take the red line to Harvard Square.  From here, you can walk a half mile or take the 69 bus from in front of Johnson Gate.  The 69 bus stop at Cambridge and Trowbridge Streets is right in front of the War Memorial, but the bus only runs about once an hour.  To walk, when you exit the subway, turn right on Massachusetts Ave (you will be going outbound).  Follow Massachusetts Ave for one long block past the main Harvard University Campus, then stay on the sidewalk as it curves right to turn onto Cambridge St.  Walk about a half mile on Cambridge St and the War Memorial will be a brick building right after Cambridge Rindge and Latin School on your right.  Enter the second door, marked "Recreation Center," with a large "15" on the door.

Take your best route to Memorial Drive, Cambridge.  Turn onto JFK Street going towards Harvard Square.  Follow JFK Street 0.5 miles, through Harvard Square, then bear right onto Cambridge Street.  The War Memorial is 0.4 miles down on the right side, after the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.  Enter the door marked "Recreation Center," which also has a large "15" on it.

Attendees are authorized to park in the Harvard Vanguard office building lot behind 1611 Cambridge St.  This is 1/2 block down from the War Memorial on the opposite side of the road.  Drive to the back of the building and park in the large lot.

Event Fees
Site : While the SCA and the Barony of Carolingia are not charging admission for this event, the city of Cambridge will charge $3 per head to access the site.

Make Checks Payable to: No Checks

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Captain Annsem van Rienen


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There is no pre-registration.

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