If you have been following our blog, then you know that the Grey Havens Group and Grey Havens YA are feverishly (but gleefully) preparing for our upcoming symposium, Real Myth and Mithril: Delving into Fantasy Literature. This symposium is going to be like nothing you have ever experienced before! There will be scholarly (but never boring) papers and panels, roundtable discussions in which you get to be a scholar (even if you think you can’t), fantasy-inspired art and lots of entertainment. From now until the symposium, we will be teasing you with some of the details of what Real Myth will have to offer.
The Niwot Swashbucklers combine artistry, history and physical prowess in their stage combat performances. Here is how the group describes itself:
The Niwot Swashbucklers are a group of dedicated performers exploring the world of stage combat. Stage fighters show how to present safe performances of fights from literature and films while presenting their love of literature and the art of swordplay.
We know how to use variety of weapons from all different time periods from Victorian Barbitsu to medieval broadswords. The methods of fighting and weapons are well researched and rehearsed. They also write scripts and choreograph their stunts.This is not real fighting; it’s a dance of close partnership that only looks like a fight, in order to serve the needs of the characters and story. To demonstrate the difference, moves are broken down and explained on stage as well.
Given any opportunity they love to go on tangents about the time period and historical context of the weapons they are demonstrating. We are not promoting violence only a deeper view of history and literature that few get to experience.
How many of you have ever even heard of Victorian Barbitsu? Trust us, this is going to be cool. Don’t miss a chance to see the Swashbucklers in action! Register for Real Myth before April 1 to get admission for both days for only $15!