Late Sixteenth Century Fencing - The Other Movement Art

Dancing and fencing were both requisite skills for a gentleman of the sixteenth century. Each calls for disciplined study to learn specific movements that require coordination, strength, precision and grace for their proper execution. The movements and attitudes learned in one activity must have affected an individual's practice of the other. This workshop will teach the basic movements characteristic of fencing in the late sixteenth century, with particular attention to elements relevant to Renaissance dance. The focus will be on the Italian technique described by Giacomo Di Grassi, with some reference to English (Swetnam) and French (St. Didier) techniques.

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Schedule for KWDS III

Deadline for Class Submissions: June 8, 2001

This schedule is not finalized and is still subject to change.
General or unrated classes
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European Dance Class
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Middle Eastern
Dance Class
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Music Class
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Beginner's Class
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Intermediate Class
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Advanced Class
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Day 1: Friday


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