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Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament

Wheatman 17 Oct 10 - 03:21 PM
GUEST 17 Oct 10 - 04:19 PM
Desert Dancer 17 Oct 10 - 05:40 PM
pdq 17 Oct 10 - 05:49 PM
Wheatman 17 Oct 10 - 07:11 PM
pdq 17 Oct 10 - 08:32 PM
katlaughing 17 Oct 10 - 08:55 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 17 Oct 10 - 09:00 PM
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Wheatman 18 Oct 10 - 02:27 AM
GUEST 18 Oct 10 - 02:34 AM
LesB 18 Oct 10 - 04:22 AM
GUEST,FloraG 18 Oct 10 - 04:26 AM
Mitch the Bass 18 Oct 10 - 04:28 AM
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TheSnail 18 Oct 10 - 05:25 AM
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Subject: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: Wheatman
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 03:21 PM

Oh Boy, after a truly dynamic longsword tournament in Grenoside this week end, we are really looking forward to D.A.R.T. in Boston USA next week end. The three English teams taking part will have their work cut out but I am sure they will deliver a result. Might get a bit of singing in as well.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 04:19 PM

Fantastic. Who is going from the UK? And when is it?


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:40 PM

DART 2010
Dancing America Rapper Tournament
"DART 2010"
October 22-24, 2010
Cambridge, Massachusetts

UK registrants (full list is on the website):

Mons Meg Rapper
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sallyport Sword Dancers
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Thrales Rapper
London SE1

For non-registrants:

Public invited! Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. See the teams in action! All teams will rotate through the venues throughout the afternoon. So, stop by for lunch or a pint and enjoy the music and dancing.

All venues are in the Kendall Square area in easy walking distance of each other and accessible by public transportation.
VENUES
Tommy Doyle's
1 Kendall Square, corner
Cambridge & Hampshire Sts.

Cambridge Brewing Co.,
1 Kendall Square, off
Hampshire St.

All Asia
334 Mass Ave,
corner Mass Ave. & State St.

Lord Hobo,
92 Hampshire Street,
corner Hampshire & Windsor Sts.

all in Cambridge Mass. These locations provide teams with authentic "space" for performances, and audience members food and libations to keep the spirit lively.

~ Becky in Tucson, far away


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: pdq
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:49 PM

What a relief to know what this really.

The title suggest that Brits are gathering to dance with vile stink noise Rappers like Snoop Eats Dog Poop and Stinkeye Fatty and the L.A. Mutha Fukka boys.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: Wheatman
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:11 PM

Rapper dancing was around long before rapp. being a Traditional Dance from the north east of England that uses flexible strips of steel in the performance. Originally performed by the miners of Northumberland and Durham or are you winding me up pdq? Take a look at the website.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: pdq
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 08:32 PM

I was relieved to find out what it was.

I did check out the website and it looks like fun.

Just a question. There is a character named Rapper Brown in a Ewan MacColl song.

Do you know the derivation of that name?


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 08:55 PM

I don't think pdq was winding you up: over here, common assumption is that "rappers" are indeed singer/rhymer/dancers who can be controversial and/or quite positive, Queen Latifah comes to mind, but nothing like what DART is about. I, too, was wondering WTH when I first saw the thread title.:-)

I hope they put up some vids. on youtube as I would really enjoy seeing it.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 09:00 PM

Oh, man, and I'll be at a workshop all day and into the evening right across the river in Boston! Wish I could be there!


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper Tournament
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 09:10 PM

Me, too, Animaterra, esp. if THIS GROUP will be there. WOW!!


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: Wheatman
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:27 AM

I don't know thw MacColl song Rapper Brown, but in north eastern english the mining term Rap means to either hit the roof or walls of the tunnel to test them for safty by listening to the resultant sound or to Rap on the rails after a roof fall to signal life beyond the fall or to Rap on the winding gear structure to request the cage to go up or down as the case may be.
I am sure there are vids. about but I don't think I have time to find then before I pack my bags for the trip. I am sure some one will have then just a click away. Gan canny Brian


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:34 AM

Three *English* teams? ;-)

Ian (cookieless)
Mons Meg
Edinburgh


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: LesB
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 04:22 AM

In Britain Rapper is mostly danced in pubs as shown by the winners of DERT 2010, Newcastle Kingsmen dancing at DERT (Dance England Rapper Tournament). Kingsman DERT 2010
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 04:26 AM

Rapper dance is the rock and roll of morris dancing. I,ve seen it done with a strobe light on stage - very effective. Were all expecting the Olympics committee will have some rapper in the opening ceremony in 2012.
Enjoy the festival
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: Mitch the Bass
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 04:28 AM

It just so happens that I'll be visting Boston (from the UK) next weekend. I look forward to seeing the teams.

I learnt rapper in 1970 but haven't been an active participant for many years other than occassionally playing for a team. But, living near Derby, I went to this years DERT and met some of the visting US teams.

See you all there.

Mitch


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:23 AM

pdq, the sort you had in mind, we used to call "rap with a silent C".

Bob L
ex Grand Union Rapper Team


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: TheSnail
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:25 AM

There seems to be a bit of confusion between longsword and rapper.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: Wheatman
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 08:27 AM

Mons Meg please accept my apologies, my opening should have read 3 British teams. The differences between longsword and rapper would bore you to tears and cause all sorts of arguments, safe to say longswords are long, most with one handle, and a not so pointy bit. Rappers are shorter, flexible with two handles. I will let the rest of the sword dance union amplify the finer points (yuk) of the differences. Must get back to my packing


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: Wheatman
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 08:33 AM

Having just watched the clip of Black Swan at Sidmouth, don't expect all rapper teams to dance will flaming swords. The cuts are bad enough without getting burnt as well


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: LesB
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 08:53 AM

But it would cauterise the wound.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 09:04 AM

Hi, Les. Thanks for the link to the Flowerpot performance.

I enjoyed it thoroughly, once the chap with the top hat had quieted down.

Such intricate patterns, and such athleticism!


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: Tom - Swords & Songs
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 09:15 AM

I would just make the point that the reason the Kingsmen were singing Abba in the video above was due entirely to the (ridiculous - in my view) one-off rule that the traditional calling on song from Earsdon could not be performed at DERT 2009.
Tom


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: Wheatman
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 09:20 AM

I wish I'd have thought of it.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (swords) Tournament
From: Tom - Swords & Songs
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 09:27 AM

DERT 2010 in Derby, apologies!


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 10:44 AM

"Rapper Brown" appears in the song known as "Off to Sea Once More" (see MacColl) or "Go to Sea No More", and may or may not have been a real person related to the shipping trades in Liverpool, a "recruiter" of sailors. Naught to do with north English mining or dancing.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Ian Burdon
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 01:48 PM

"I would just make the point that the reason the Kingsmen were singing Abba in the video above was due entirely to the (ridiculous - in my view) one-off rule that the traditional calling on song from Earsdon could not be performed at DERT 2009.
Tom"

But were it not for that rule we would never have encountered the Sweet Lady Gardens of Gaorsach...

Ian


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Tom - Swords & Songs
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:08 PM

Ha, Ian I suppose you are right, an encounter that would make any prospective rapper dance compete with delight!


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: LesB
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:13 PM

Just for you Tom Sweet Lady Gardens of Gaorsach

Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Tom - Swords & Songs
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:22 PM

Ta Les.

Kingsmen, Gaorsach, Sciorr and Earlsdon are having a joint day of dance round the pubs of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 30th October so we'll get them to sing it then. 10 pubs, 10 hours.

Tom


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Tom - Swords & Songs
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:22 PM

Anyway, back to DART.
How many American teams are competing?


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: ClaireBear
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:32 PM

Per the event website, registrants are:

Beside the Point
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Bubble Rapper
Brookline, Massachusetts

Candyrapper
Sudbury, Massachusetts

Charles River Rapper
Boston area, Massachusetts

Clownfish
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Duck or Grouse Rapper
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Half Moon
New York City, New York

Mons Meg Rapper
Edinburgh, Scotland

New Moon
New York City, New York

No Apologies Rapper
Boston area, Massachusetts

Pocketflyers
Sudbury, Massachusetts

Rapa Bora
Berea, Kentucky

Sallyport Sword Dancers
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Thrales Rapper
London SE1

Toronto Women's Sword
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Wheatman
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 02:38 PM

Glad I'm not a Judge This time around


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Siochain
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 01:00 AM

Are any of the UK teams planning to attend DART singing teams?


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Tom - Swords & Songs
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 06:44 AM

What do you mean, singing teams?
I suspect a good few of them can bat out some rowdy pub chorus songs...


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Ian Burdon
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 07:53 PM

Tom: DART was great - and Toronto Womens' Sword are fabulous close harmony singers.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: LesB
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 08:29 PM

Anyone got any results? how did the British contingent do? Was it a good do? Nothing on the DART website.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 02:16 AM

Apparently Thrales won but I know nothing more.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Ian Burdon
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 09:31 AM

Only the top three sides were announced - 1) Thrales; 2) Candy Rapper and 3) Sallyport.

It was a good event - expect a review in the next Nut


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: Tom - Swords & Songs
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 02:29 PM

Ah the unicylce strikes again!
3 deserved winners.


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Subject: RE: Dancing America Rapper (2handledswords) Tournament
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 03:14 PM

Les, thanks for the Kingsman link. Wow!


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