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August 29, 2006

Patri Pugliese

It is with great sadness that we learn that Patri Pugliese, one of the leading lights in historical dance and historical fencing, is suffering with inoperable liver cancer.

Patri, thanks for all you have given us, and our thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Walter at 06:49 AM | Comments (5)

August 28, 2006

Film Review - The Illusionist

We just saw "The Illusionist". I liked it. The period details were good, and the feeling was generally pretty plausible. They, of course, prefaced it with "Based on true events" which generally means that they will play fast and loose with any well known historical characters who happen to stumble into frame. This was, of course, what they did here.

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Posted by Walter at 12:36 PM

August 11, 2006

Handouts From Vintage Dance Week

The handouts from the classes at San Diego Vintage Dance Week are on the web in PDF format.

These range from a Regency Era "Scotch Reel" to Ragtime and Jazz Age dances.

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Posted by Walter at 05:50 PM

August 03, 2006

Movie Review - Beowulf and Grendel

Last night my wife and I saw "Beowulf and Grendel". It is a joint British, Canadian and Icelandic production based on the epic Anglo-Saxon poem.

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Posted by Walter at 08:45 AM