A picture always tells a thousand tales, but always leaves a lasting memory.
The Kynren site for all who have visited have been left in awe at the magnitude of the project, that with it’s rolling landscape in all directions complimenting Kynren perfectly.
Added to the views, the wintry weather of heavy snow and each photograph taken looks like it could appear on your next Christmas card.
What a week it has been!
From my last article I mentioned that March was a rehearsals month, with 18sessions for me all pencilled in to learn various choreography, sequences and style to become show ready for the first show on Saturday 30th June.
The inclimate weather playing a big part in the rehearsal timetable.
Unfortunately Friday’s combat sessions were postponed, but Saturday’s dance choreography training sessions thankfully made the weather.
Hundreds of Archers came well prepared just as I did, plenty of layers and warm clothes were essential, whilst lots of wellington boots standing to the side waiting for their owners to change back into once their sessions were over.
Saturday was a choreography run through of the popular ‘Miners Gala’ a scene of dance and celebration.
For anyone like myself who is no more than a dancing freestyler who simply throws shapes to music, badly, this was certain to be a challenge, possibly as much for your partner than it was to yourself.
What I like about the rehearsals last year and this year is there is so much talent and experience in the room.
I’ve mentioned it before in the combat sessions, there is so much patience and encouragement from all of the seasoned Archers, with reminders and tips on improvements, each I take on board with gratitude and thanks.
The Miners Gala wasn’t a scene I would have been involved with last year had I continued my journey, so even though I watched from the sidelines, to actually do it was very new to me.
Without question there is so much to learn, so much to remember, but learn it you will, remember it for certain, and deliver it absolutely.
It’s quite unbelievable how it all comes together, scene by scene, each a picture piece of a jigsaw that comes alive before your very eyes.
It’s incredible to believe that only 2 1/2 years ago, rooms of strangers gathered together to deliver an outstanding show of history and performance, and during that time creating lots of long standing bonds of friendships, that each of us are truly thankful of.
My second session of the day was the scene for the ‘Field of the Cloth of Gold’.
An intricate scene of swordsmanship performed by English and French soldiers.
When I look around the room, rehearsal after rehearsal, I can’t state highly enough of how proud I am of each and every volunteer, in all roles.
The time they put in, their dedication, their passion.
The understanding and empathy.
It’s truly unique project to be apart of.
The camaraderie is nothing like I’ve ever experienced or been a part of before.
It’s true reflection of everything that Kynren represents.
Interested to learn more or sign up and play your part in Kynren 2018, there’s still time.
The next open day is on Saturday 10th March, full details can be found here:
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