Haberci -- The Messenger Pennsic XLVI (46 - 2017)

 Schedule Supplement: Middle and Near Eastern Activities

An Unofficial Pennsic Publication

Date

Time

Class

Location

Monday

7/31/2017

The 20th Annual (or so) WulfDen 1st Monday Drumming & Dancing Cauldron Party!

Bring your drums, dancers - or . someone else's drum or dancer and a bottle of whatever to E-27 the 1st Monday of Pennsic. We will have fire, space, seating, & mixers in the Cauldron for you to "Spike the Punch". Likely also beer on tap

E-27

Tuesday

8/1/2017

7:45 AM

Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone.  Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl

Dance Tent

1.25 hours

11:00 AM

Period Slavic Seed Beads: Gerdan.  We will create a period ethnic necklace that was used as an amulet a long time ago in East Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Lady Helga Pilkvist

A&S 16

3 hours

11:00 AM

Middle Eastern Dance 101. This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Mistress Farasha Joralemon

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

Noon

If Looks Could Kill: Evil Eye Amulets with Mistress Keely the Tinker

A&S 10

2 hours

Noon

Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes with

Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

1:00 PM

Alquerque -  Period game from the Middle East in the family of checkers-style games. We will review what is known, the rules, and the play through some games.

Games Tent

1 hour

4:00 PM

Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisational Dance. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year! Class will be taught in Orluk Oasis. Stay for refreshments and conversation after.

Orluk Oasis- W-10

1 hour

Wednesday 8/2/2017

7:45 AM

Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone.  Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl

Dance Tent

1.25 hours

9:00 AM

Blue and White Ceramic Design: Beginner Hands-on. We will be discussing the evolution of designs found on blue and white ceramics across Europe and Asia with a specific focus on Iraq, Iran, Egypt, China, Turkey, Japan and Spain.

A&S 12

1.5 hours

Mistress Ant of Saint-Cloud

11:00 AM

Wagadu: The Empire of the GhanaBeyond the Great Sahara lies the lush lands among the rivers of West Africa. There a strong empire grew based on the salt and gold trade. We will talk about its people, culture, neighbors and secrets.

A&S 5

1 hour

Master Ulric von der Insel

Noon

The Chinese Knight-Errant. Join us for a discussion of how chivalry was practiced in China in the Middle Ages. This class will cover how Xia is different from Western chivalry, how it is the same, and ways to incorporate these into your persona.

A & S 6

Mistress Wu Yun

1 hour

Noon

Musings on Chinese Tea in the Song Dynasty

A&S 8

1 hour

Mistress Zoe Akropolitina

Noon

Drinking along the Silk Road. Explore the art, history, and poetics of wine in medieval China with a journey along the dusty merchant trails of Silk Road caravans

A&S 12

1 hours

Lord Lucas Livingston

2:00 PM

Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha. Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages.

&S 7

2 hours

Lord Maraha Kahanikar

3:00 PM

Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona. THL Pesha the Gypsy

A&S 12

1.5 hours

4:00 PM

Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisational Dance.

Orluk Oasis

1 hour

4:00 PM

Camel Lot ME Music and Dance: A time for people interested in Middle Eastern music and dance to come together to learn, share, play, and dance. We will be providing instruction appropriate to the interest of the attendees, from beginning Middle Eastern drum and belly dance to teaching songs in which everyone can participate. All skill levels and instruments are welcome, and drums are available for borrowing!

Daily, Wednesday August 2nd through Monday August 7th, 4:00-5:30 PM in camp Camel Lot, E16.  

Thursday

8/3/2017

7:45 AM

Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone

Dance Tent

11 AM

Concerning Mohammed and the Well-Guided Caliphs. A history of the early years of Islam, taught in persona from the standpoint of a later Muslim.

A&S 1

1 hour

Master Cariadoc

11 AM

Alquerques  with Lord István Nyiregyhazi

Games Tent

11 AM

Middle Eastern Dance 101 with Mistress Farasha Joralemon

Middle Eastern Dance Tent

Noon

Law in the Lands of Peace. A class on Fiqh, Muslim law, taught in persona from the point of view of the Maliki school.

A & S 1

1 hour

Master Cariadoc

Noon

Death by Beladi. Tired of playing Dum Dum tek ka Tek Dum tek ka Tek? Come and explore some different ways of playing Beladi. We will crawl, walk, jog, and even do a running Beladi and learn some rhythms that incorporate Beladi within them as part of a different rhythm. Bring Your Own Drum.

Bog U (E24)

1.5 hours

Ziggy

Noon

Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes with Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira

ME Tent

Noon

Beginning to Drum Solo:Maqsum and Ayoub  with Lord Madog Barfog.

An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Maqsum and Ayoub rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.

Touch the Earth

1 hour

1:00 PM

Introduction to Maghribi and Andalusi Clothing with Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya

A&S 16

1 hour

1:00

Shogi. We'll go over the basic rules of Shogi or "Japanese Chess", and describe a few historic variants.

Games Tent

1 hour

2:00

Where Anime Meets History. Learn where your favorite characters cross over with Japan's greatest legends and how you can build a persona inspired by them.

A&S 12

(YouthU/TeenU 11-17)

1 hour

2:00

North African Coffee. "Coffee," from the Arabic word qahwah, became popular in the Maghreb by the 16th century. From beans to cup, we will roast green coffee beans together, then learn the techniques you need to make the perfect brew. We will look at bunna, Ethiopian coffee, for comparison. Come thirsty! There is an option to go home with the tools you need to make coffee, as I will have 10 kits available while supplies last.

A&S 16

Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora

2 hours

4:00

Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisational Dance

Orluk Oasis

Rajni

1 hour

4:00

Introduction to Carnatic Music Theory. An overview of Carnatic music from Southern India, this class addresses how to understand the format and harmonic system of music.

Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent

1 hour

THL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh

4:00

Camel Lot ME Music and Dance with Chip

Daily, Wednesday August 2nd through Monday August 7th, 4:00-5:30 PM in camp Camel Lot, E16.  

6:00

Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti

Bog U

1 hour

Lord Madog Barfog

Friday

8/4/2017

7: 45 AM

Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone

Dance Tent

10 AM

Period Islamic Cooking

A&S 8

1 hour

Master Cariadoc

10 AM

Henna History and Application with THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah

A&S11

10 AM

Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea  with Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir

Clan Yama Kaminari (E03)

10 AM

Walk Like a Phoenician: Dance in Ancient Sources with Lady Melanie de la Tour. A basic history of ancient belly dance, based on Greek and Roman sources. NB: this is a dance history class, not a dance performance class.

Bog U

1 hour

11 AM

Period Egyptian Necklace with Lady Helga Pilkvist

A&S 11

3 hours

11 AM

Frying Pan Breads and Pastries. A demonstration of two period flatbread recipes and two period pastry recipes, all of which can be made in a frying pan over your campfire. The flatbreads are 10th-century Middle Eastern and 16th-century Mughal; the pastries are both 13th-century Maghrebi.

A & S 16

1.5 hours

Master Cariadoc

Noon

Shimmy Lab, aka Butt-Wiggling, 101-4 with Lady Oola Gulabi

Bog U

1 hour

Noon

Khaliji Choreography with Sahar de Valencia

ME Tent

2 hours

Noon

Intro to Kanzashi Flowers with Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hairstyles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.

Serenity Studio (208)

1 hour

Noon

Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti with Lord Madog Barfog.

Touch The Earth

1 hour

1:00

Shūji: Taking the Brush - Japanese Calligraphy with Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir. A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents.

Æthelmearc 2

2 hours

1:00

A Taste of Maghribi and Andalusi Cuisine  with Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya.

A&S 16

1 hour

1:00

From the Mind of a Bored Drummer (Even + Odd = ?!) with Ziggy.

Bog U

1.5 hours

2:00

North African Wrapped Dresses with Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora. This class will cover women's Maghribi wrapped dresses, and examine the similarities and differences with other people who wore this style, including Romans, Celts, and VIkings

A&S 16

2 hours

2:00

Zill Dance from Start to Stage: 1 of 4 with THL Umm Iskandar Mihri. Zills, or finger cymbals, add much to a performance. This class series will have the students learning a zill choreography with the option of performing it as a group at the Middle Eastern Dance Expo. Recommended for intermediate dancers who know zill basics as this class will move quickly through the choreography. Performance costuming should consist of a period or peri-oid coat worn over salwar or harem pants and a simple hip scarf or belt. Dancers must attend 3 of the 4 sessions including the final one in order to be eligible to perform.

Middle Eastern Tent

2 hours

2:00

Japanese Dyeing I: Setting Up a Dye Bath with Lady Oribe Tsukime

Tengusanji (E19)

1 hour

2:00

Begin Egyptian Tabla (Doumbek) with Donovan

Touch The Earth

1 hour

3:00

Japanese Dyeing II: Preparing the Fabric

Tengusanji (E19)

1 hour

3:00

Hafla Songs for All Instruments by Lady Melissa! New songs for haflas! Habibi Ya Eini, Efem, Qaddukal Mayas (Ada Sahilleri)and more. Bring your drum, zills, band or orchestra instruments. Sheet music available to purchase. Let's make beautiful Middle Eastern music together.

Touch The Earth

1 hour

4:00

Making Couscous by Hand with Master Galefridus Peregrinus

A&S 16

1 hour

4:00

Japanese Dyeing III: Dyeing the Fabric

Tengusanji (E19)

1 hour

4:00

Camel Lot ME Music and Dance with Chip

Daily, Wednesday August 2nd through Monday August 7th, 4:00-5:30 PM in camp Camel Lot, E16.  

7:00 PM

Walk Like a Phoenician: Dance in Ancient Sources

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

7 PM

Kumihimo Basics with Baron Egill the Loomwright. Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.

Pine Box Traders (192)

1 hour

Dark Thirty

O'Choda Hafla

E02 - O'Choda

Saturday

8/5

7:45 Am

Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone

Dance Tent

9 AM

Period Slavic Seed Beads: Gerdan

A&S 16

10 AM

Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond with THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah

A&S 11

1 hour

10 AM

Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour

Livonia Smithery (170)

1 hour

10 AM

Beginning Drumming with Ziggy

Touch the Earth

1.5

10:30 AM

Undulation Nation with Val Complex and layered undulation patterns for belly dancers. I guarantee you will learn something new and exciting. Please have mastered basic undulations. We will learn the class's choice of horizontal, diagonal, spiral, circular or other undulation patterns and fabulous new undulation combinations.

ME Tent

1.5

11 AM

An Analysis of Middle-Eastern Clothing in the SCA. What is the difference between Ottoman and Persian clothing? What did the Seljuks wear? Did men and women wear the same thing? A discussion of who wore when and where with hands-on example. Mistress Asalah al-Hina

A&S 12

1 hour

11 AM

Alquerques

Games Tent

Noon

Zill Dance from Start to Stage: 2 of 4 with THL Umm Iskandar Mihri

Middle Eastern Tent

2 hours

1:00

Gender Relationships in Heian Japan 

A&S 14

1:00

Intermediate Doumbek with Lord Carmine.

Touch The Earth

1 hour

2 PM

Beginner Near- and Middle-Eastern Hand Drumming with Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq. Let's learn to play that dumbek/riq/frame drum! Lady Zakiyyah (a.k.a. Kazuki) will help you get comfortable with that drum and have fun. We will go over posture, hand placement, tones, and some fun rhythms. Open to all ages.

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

3 PM

Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 with Lord Madog Barfog. Add to your drumming repertoire: Learn rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. Samai, Curcuna, Laz, and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.

Bog U

1 hour

3 PM

Beginning Middle Eastern Dance with Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom. Covers the basic movements that this lovely art form is based on, including drills! Intermediate and Advanced welcome. Kamiilah will add layers and make it harder for you!

ME Tent

1 hour

4 PM

Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) with Darbuka Dave. This class will cover basic and intermediate technique on the davul, as well as brief notes about buying or building one. Some loaners available.

Bog U 1 hour

4 PM

Intermediate Middle Eastern Dance Combos with Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom

ME Tent

1 hour

 4 PM

Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms with Rajni Of Orluk Oasis

Orluk Oasis

1 hour

4 PM

Camel Lot ME Music and Dance with Chip

Daily, Wednesday August 2nd through Monday August 7th, 4:00-5:30 PM in camp Camel Lot, E16.  

Sunday

8/6

7:45 AM

Yoga

Dance Tent

10:00

A Hand a Day: Faux Arabic Calligraphy

Æthelmearc 1

1 hour

10:00

Stitching Temari: Kiku Pattern with THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah. Learn to mark and stitch the classic kiku or chrysanthemum pattern on a Japanese temari ball.

A&S 8

1.5 hours

10:00

Ottoman Singing with Master Osman Usta. We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language.

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

10:00

Beginning Drumming with Ziggy. Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff

Touch The Earth

1 hour

11:00

Arabic 101: Reading and Writing with  Lady Tala al-Zahra

A&S 16

2 hours

11:15

Zen of Belly Dance Performing with Val. Learn techniques you can use to relax, tune out distractions, tune into your audience, and enjoy your great dance performance!

ME Tent

1.5 hours

Noon

Complex Japanese Braids in Period with Lady Fujinami no Kaede

A&S 5

1 hour

Noon

Come and Get Your Fill with Malik. Take your darbuka/doumbek rhythms to the next level! This intermediate class will help you begin to play filled versions of popular Middle Eastern rhythms

Touch the Earth

1 hour

1:00

Ifriquiya: Medieval North Africa with Lord William de Hirst

A&S 16

1 hour

1:00

Cued Improv, Folkloric Style! With Atesh. Learn three slow, three fast combinations of Tribal Odyssey Bellydance "lead-and-follow" format, based on classic Egyptian style; for duets or larger groups. PDF notes provided online. Finger cymbals optional.

ME Tent

1 hour

1:00

Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 with Lord Madog Barfog. Add to your rhythm repertoire with those played in 6/8. Moroccan

and Persian 6/8 and others are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.

Touch the Earth

1 hour

2:00

Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona with THL Pesha the Gypsy

A&S 13

1.5 hours

2:00

Indian Persona Meet-and-Greet/Making Kulhar. Come one, come all. Indian personas come together to meet each other. We will talk and share stories, and, while we are at it, we will make kulhar(bhar), small half-fired disposable clay cups used for drinking chai and other teas. We will use these cups at a gathering later in the week.

A&S 14

3 hours

2:00

Intro to the Rubul Mujayyab (Sine Quadrant) with Master Richard Wymarc. The Sine Quadrant or Rubul Mujayyab was a device used for performing mathematical calculations and determining time. This class will give the historical context for the device and provide extensive hands-on practical experience in using the various functions. Details at http://astrolabeproject.com

A&S 16

2:00

Zill Dance from Start to Stage: 3 of 4

Middle Eastern Tent

2:00

Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti with Lord Madog Barfog. An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Malfuf, Syrto, and Chiftitelli rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels (including beginners) welcome.

Touch the Earth

3:00

Egyptian Nalbinding. But isn't nalbinding a Viking thing? Not really. Class will discuss the use of nalbinding/needle-looping in post-Roman Egypt. The first hour is discussion of extant pieces (mainly socks) from 4th-6th century Egypt including variations in stitch type and construction methods. This will be followed by one hour of hands-on practice. Limited number of needles will be available for attendees or you can bring your own blunt yarn needle.

A&S 5

2 hours

3:00

Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) with Darbuka Dave

Bog U

1 Hour

3:00

Maghribi and Middle Eastern Rattan and Shields

Ev Korku (n31)

1.5 hours

3:00

Exploring the Riq with Donovan

Touch The Earth

1 hour

4:00

Moroccan Mayhem: Drumming Clapping Chanting Oh My! With Lady Aliya al Qanunjiyya

ME Tent

1.5 hours

4:00

Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms with Rajni

Orluk Oasis

1 hour

4:00

What Do I Do with This Oud or Cümbüş? With Lord Carmine

Touch The Earth

1 hour

4:00

Camel Lot ME Music and Dance with Chip

Daily, Wednesday August 2nd through Monday August 7th, 4:00-5:30 PM in camp Camel Lot, E16.  

7:00 PM

West African Percussion (Djembe, Dunun) with Daniel

Bog U

1.5

8 PM

Guedra: North African Trance Dance with Lady Kharajin of Turku. Dance and chant will be taught, as well as some background info. New information this year, as Mistress Jadi Fatima joins us. 30-45 minutes instruction (men welcome during instruction only) followed by performance of Guedra. Until our voices give out, we'll chant the Guedra for 1 to 4 dancers at a time. Bring a veil if you think you might want to dance. Everyone must participate in chant; no singing talent required, no dancing experience necessary. Bring water to drink. Avoid wearing large jewelry.

ME Tent

9 PM

Lord Carmine and Friends Hafla

ME Tent

O’Dark Thirty

Lusty Wenches

Dancers and drummers welcome! They are especially looking for drummers this year to get the dancing going.

E-17, next to Akeru Thunder

Monday

8/7

7:45 AM

Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone

Dance Tent

1.25 hours

9:00

Thumb Ring Archery: Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi

Novelty Range

1 hour

10:00

Names from West African Inscriptions. Learn how to construct a medieval West African name using evidence from Arabic or Berber inscriptions.

A&S 16

10:00

Ottoman Singing with Master Osman Usta

ME Tent

1 hour

10:00

Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond with THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah

Paisley Peacock Body Arts

1 hour

10:00

Beginning Drumming with Ziggy

Touch The Earth

1.5

11:00

An Analysis of Middle-Eastern Clothing in the SCA with Mistress Asalah al-Hina

A&S 13

1 hour

11:00

Arabic 101: Speaking and Pronunciation with Lady Tala al-Zahra

A&S16

2 hours

11:00

Middle Eastern Dance 101 with Mistress Farasha Joralemon

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

Noon

Middle Eastern Dance for Teens with Mistress Cassandra Grey of Lochleven

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

Noon

Pennsic Welcome Hafla for New Dancers & Musicians with Rajni and Ziggy. Join Ziggy and Rajni for a fun hafla, or "party," where you use the dancing and drumming skills you have been working on. All levels welcome, although we will make a special effort for beginners to play music and dance for us. Please bring a light refreshment to share if you are able.

Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the Peninsula.)

1 hour

Noon

Intro to Kanzashi Flowers

Serenity Studio (208)

1 hour

Noon

Echoes of the Dumbek with Malik. Mark of Orluk Oasis will play a rhythm or phrase and the class repeats. Students may have a chance to "call" a phrase or rhythm if they wish.

Touch The Earth

1 hour

1:00

A Taste of Maghribi and Andalusi Cuisine with Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya

A&S 16

1 hour

1:00

Kijin-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Nobility. An introduction to the food and food culture of the imperial court and nobility. The culinary calendar. Organization of meals and meal etiquette, with Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir.

Clan Yama Kaminari (E03)

1 hour

1:00

Cued Improv with Swords! With Atesh. Tribal sword combos! Learn Tribal Odyssey Sword combinations and cues: turns, shimmies, travel steps, including how to change leaders. Yes, it really is easier than it looks! PDF handouts online. Balanced dance sword required.

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

1:00

Riq Curious? With Lord Carmine

Touch The Earth

1 hour

2:00

North African Coffee with Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora

A&S 16

2 hours

2:00

Zill Dance from Start to Stage: 4 of 4 with THL Umm Iskandar Mihri.

Middle Eastern Tent

2 hours

2:00

Exploring the Frame Drum with Donovan

Touch The Earth

1 hour

3:00

Beginning to Drum Solo: Maqsum and Ayoub  with Lord Madog Barfog

Bog U

1 hour

3:00

Alquerque

Games Tent

3:00

Kumihimo Basics with Baron Egill the Loomwright

Pine Box Traders (192)

1 hour

3:00

An Introduction to Indian Rhythms with Ali Al-Azim.

Touch The Earth

1 hour

4:00

Cued Improv with Finger Cymbals: Want to Play?

Atesh

Bog U

1 hour

4:00

Belly Dance with Hadia!

Middle Eastern Tent

2 hours

4:00

Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms with Rajni

Orluk Oasis

1 hour

4:00

An Introduction to Indian Rhythms: Dhol

Touch The Earth

1 hour

4:00

Camel Lot ME Music and Dance with Chip

Daily, Wednesday August 2nd through Monday August 7th, 4:00-5:30 PM in camp Camel Lot, E16.  

5:00

Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 with Lord Madog Barfog

Bog U

1 hour

7:00 PM

Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: The Taste of Tea with Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir. Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering

Clan Yama Kaminari (E03)

2 hours

9:30 until Quiet Hour

Andelcrag Hafla

N07 Chandler and Wainwright on the Serengeti

Tuesday  8/8/2017

7:45 AM

Yoga

Dance Tent          1.25 hours

9 AM

Kute-uchi: Japanese Hand Loop Braiding with THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie

A&S 8

1 hour

10 AM to Noon

Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea with Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir

Clan Yama Kaminari (E03)

10:00

Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour

Livonia Smithery (170)

1 hour

10:00

Ottoman Singing with Master Osman Usta

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

10:00

16th-C. Deccani Sari Wrapping with Lady Neefa bint Durr

Orluk Oasis (W-20 on the Roman Road, down near the isthmus on the lake.) 1 hour

10:00

Henna History and Application with THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah

Paisley Peacock Body Arts 1 hour

11:00

Quilted Mamluk Pillbox Hat with THL Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an. This is a hands-on class. Each kit contains all you need to do a quilted silk and linen Mamluk pillbox hat. Bilingual class: (French/English) and handout. Some embroidery stitches that can be added to the hat will be taught.

A&S 8

2 hours

11:00

If Looks Could Kill: Evil Eye Amulets

A&S 14

1 hour

11:00

Carpentry and Building in Imperial China with HL Bojei Temur

Dark Horde Moritu (E09 - Brewers Rd & Chandlers)

1 hour

11:00

Middle Eastern Dance 101 with Mistress Farasha Joralemon

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

Noon

Cultural Perspective of Middle Eastern Music with Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis. An overview of the modern cultural and historical background of Middle Eastern music presented by Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis. Also in the presentation, a synopsis of Middle Eastern music at Pennsic.

A&S 5

2 hours

Noon

Arabic Calligraphy and Inscriptions In The Maghreb with Zahira al-Rumi

A&S 16

1 hour

Noon

Middle Eastern Line Dances with Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom

Middle Eastern Tent 1 hour

Noon

Beginner Dumbek Technique with Malik

Touch The Earth

1 hour

1:00

Introduction to Maghribi and Andalusi Clothing with Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya

A & S 14

1 hour

1 PM

Bushi-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Military with Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir

Clan Yama Kaminari (E03)

1 hour

1 PM

Seven Shimmies (Make Friends with the Jiggle) with Samira Shuruk.

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

1 PM

Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 with Lord Madog Barfog

Touch The Earth

1 hour

2 PM

Sixth-C Chinese Grain Wine from Qimin Yaoshu

A&S 12

1 hour

2 PM

An Introduction to Indian Rhythms: Tabla

Touch The Earth

1 hour

3 PM

Scribing in Non-Latin style with Lady Alyssa Of Foxvale. Presentation of English hands for Eastern and Western Slavic, Sanskrit (India), Arabic, Hebrew and Japanese scrolls. Discussion on details and features of each stylized hand. Tips and hints of making your own.

Æthelmearc 2

1 hour

3 PM

Chinese Heraldry with Mistress Wu Yun

A&S 2

1 hour

3 PM

Basic Mongolian Garb for Men and Women with THL Bojei Temur

Dark Horde Moritu (E09 - Brewers Rd & Chandlers)

3 PM

The Turkish Bath with Lady Nisaa Karahisari. Pennsic is our vacation, so why not pamper ourselves? Come learn about the history of the Turkish bath, try out some beauty treatments and Turkish desserts. Please bring a towel. For privacy, this is open to self-identified women and girls only.

La Familia Gladiatoria (W14)

2.5 hours

3 PM

Short Choreo Duets for Belly Dancing Around Fire with Mantra Gypsy of Bardicci

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

3 PM

Beginning to Drum Solo: Maqsum and Ayoub with Lord Madog Barfog

Touch The Earth

1 hour

4 PM

An Overview of Arabo-Andalusian Music Lady Aliya al Qanunjiyya

A&S 16

1.5 hours

4 PM

Sources for Islamic Persona: A Discussion with Master Cariadoc

Middle Eastern Ten

1 hour

5 PM

Musings on Chinese Tea in the Song Dynasty with Mistress Zoe Akropolitina

A&S 1

1 hour

5 PM

Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) with Darbuka Dave

Bog U

1 hour

5:00

The 21st Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo! The Middle Eastern Dance Exhibition returns to delight and amaze audience of all ages.

Performing Arts Tent

2 hours

7 PM

West African Percussion (Djembe, Dunun) with Daniel

Bog U

1.5 hours

Wednesday

8/9/2017

7:45 AM

Yoga

Dance Tent

1.25

10 AM

Perfectly Period Feast: Heian-kyō2020 with Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Come help launch a three-year journey to a Perfectly Period Feast set in the Japanese imperial capital to be held in Æthelmearc in 2020.

A&S 1

2 hours

10 AM

Cholis: Yes, They Are Period; You Can Make One! With Shakti of Orluk Oasis

A&S 13

2 hours

10 AM

Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour 

Livonia Smithery (170

1 hour

10 AM

Ottoman Singing with Master Osman Usta

ME Tent

1 hour

11:00

Maghribi Philosophy: A Participatory Discussion with Lady Tala al-Zahra. From Cordoba to Fes, and Timbuktu to Tunis, Maghribis were bringing intellectual light to the world during a period elsewhere called the "dark ages."

A&S 16

1.5 hours

11:00

Arabic Hip Movements with Baroness Simone Marie Fornneau

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

1 - 3 PM

Nipponi Ikitai: A Free Learning Trip to Japan with THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie It's true. I got a free trip to Japan by agreeing to appear on a Japanese reality TV show, and I don't regret it one bit. They were only interested in one part of my SCA life, but I used the trip to learn a bunch of different things about Japan that are applicable to SCA period. Come learn about my experience and how you might replicate it for yourself!!

A&S 8

1 hour

Noon

Yes, Virginia, You Can Build a Yurt, with Alchamar Mor Taraid

Bog U

 1 hour

Noon

Beginning Middle Eastern Dance with Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

Noon

Let's Just Play Music Together! Can't make it out at night to play with Lady Melissa? Don't want to wander around the lake at all hours of the night looking for a camp to jam in? Can't read all that sheet music at night? Want to play songs you already know? Well, let's get together and just play! Many of us only see each other once a year at Pennsic. Let's make the most of our precious time together. Participants can pick the songs. All drummers, allmelodic instruments, all zillers, and all dancers are welcome to this open daylight music session!

Touch the Earth

 2 hours

1 PM

Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona with THL Pesha the Gypsy

A&S 15

1.5 hours

1 PM

Herbs of Arabia with Lady Esa inghean Donnchaidh. Medicine and pharmacology in the Golden Age of Islam (approx. 8th - 13th centuries) including a discussion of specific medicinal herbs in period.

A&S 16

1 hour

1 :00

Cued Improv with Fan Veils! With Atesh of Orluk Oasis. Tribal Fan Veils! Learn beautiful follow-the-leader combos using two silk fan veils. You'll love the turns, shimmies, and travel combinations. PDF handouts online. Two Fan Veils required, with at least 1 meter silks.

ME Tent

1 hour

1:00

Kumihimo Basics

Pine Box Traders (192)

1 hour

2:00

North African Wrapped Dresses with Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora

A&S 16

2 hours

2:00

Beginner Near- and Middle-Eastern Hand Drumming with Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

3:00

Short Choreo Duets for Belly Dancing Around Fire with Mantra Gypsy of Bardicci

Middle Eastern Tent

1 hour

4:00

Making Couscous by Hand with Master Galefridus Peregrinus

A&S 16

1.5 hours

4:00

Belly Dance Basics with Hadia!

ME Tent

2 hours

4:00

An Introduction to Indian Rhythms: Tassa with Ali Al-Azim. An introduction to Tassa. Learn the history, playing technique and common beats of this Indian drum. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.

Touch the Earth

1 hour

5:00

Moving Me Softly with Samira Shuruk. elly dance has so many slow and smooth moves. We will explore them in depth from novice level and up. Circles and 8s and beyond!

Bog U

1 hour

Thursday

8/10/ 2017

7:45 AM

Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone

ADance Tent

1.25 hours

10:00

Tate Eboshi; Japanese Formal Headgear with THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie

A&S 8

1 hour

10:00

Ravished by God: The Female Poet Saints of India.Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn. An introduction to the Bhakti poetry of Mirabai, Lal Ded and others. Come hear the longing and passion of Indian poets in love with the Divine.

A&S 9

1 hour

10:00

Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea with Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir.

Clan Yama Kaminari (E03)

2 hours

10:00

Introduction to Go  with THL Louis Xavier de Navarre

Games Tent

1 hour

10:00

Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour

Livonia Smithery (170)

1 hour

11:00

Kumihimo Basics

Pine Box Traders (192)

1 hour

Noon

Christians of the Silk Road with Master Alan Fairfax. From Jerusalem to Beijing, "Nestorian" Christians were a small but influential minority in Persia, China, India, and the Mongol Empire for most of our period. Though largely ignored by Europeans, this independent church has a fascinating history, amazing stories, and a hidden impact on the history we learned. Handout includes images and quotes that can't be Googled.

A&S 5

1 hour

Noon

Yes, Virginia, You Can Build a Yurt

A&S 13

1 hour

Noon

Crusaders vs. Saracens Battle The scenarios intend to recreate the battles throughout the period of the Crusades in the Middle East. Participants are required to only use arms and armor from the time period of 1096-1291.

Fort

3 hours

Noon

Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 with Lord Madog Barfog

Touch The Earth

1 hour

1:00

Shōjin-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Clergy. Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir. An introduction to the food and and food culture of Buddhist monasteries. The monastic day, regulations for cooks, meal planning, and meal etiquette.

A&S 1

1 hour

1:00

Beaded Kumihimo with Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair. Students will learn how to make modern jewelry from an ancient technique. Students will make a beaded bracelet to take home. It is recommended to bring your own magnification if needed. Teacher will have magnifying lights for use.

A&S 4

2 hours

2:00

Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha with Lord Maraha Kahanikar. Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages.

A&S 7

2 hours

2:00

Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 with Lord Madog Barfog

Touch The Earth

1 hour

3:00

Empire of the Sun Battle. Japanese tournament and battle.

South Battlefield

3 hours

4:00

Atlantian Madrasa Social with Atesh. A social meeting for Atlantians interested in period arts and culture of the Middle/Near East. Get to know your FB friends! We’ll enjoy light refreshments in the shade and chat about our cool projects, garb, or discuss future plans! Under the red and black Bedouin tent by the Bab Al-Waha (Orluk Oasis gate).

Orluk Oasis (W10)

1.5 hours

7:00 PM

West African Percussion (Djembe, Dunun) with Daniel

Bog U

1.5 hours

7:00 PM

Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: The Taste of Tea

Clan Yama Kaminari (E03)2 hours

7:00 PM

War Drums of India with Ali Al-Azim. A demonstration of two different drumming styles that accompanied warriors of ancient India.

Touch The Earth

Saturday

8/11/2017

7:45 AM

Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone

Dance Tent

10:00

Mei-mon Kenkyu-kai: Japanse Heraldry Study Group. Noble Heralds! Greetings from Sǫlveig! This is an in-person organizational meeting for an East Asian Study Group within the College of Arms.

A&S 2

2 hours