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    Just a question for everyone, regarding their hafla performances. Do you have a narrated script for every one of them? A flow chart of who, what, and when, certainly, but as far as someone reading something to the audience?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nightdancer View Post
    Just a question for everyone, regarding their hafla performances. Do you have a narrated script for every one of them? A flow chart of who, what, and when, certainly, but as far as someone reading something to the audience?


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    No, but there are some in our community who like to use narrative to ensure a cohesive production. I chalk that up to style differences.

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    PS -- are you performing Saturday?

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    No. I feel the need to pad that out, but really just no

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    I suspect that it can be a method of controlling the content of the performance . . .

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    Anala,

    Sure am, are you coming?

    I was asking for QoTU's hafla in September, we're working on a supremely cool idea, and I wanted to see what the rest of the community's workings were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightdancer View Post
    Anala,

    Sure am, are you coming?

    I was asking for QoTU's hafla in September, we're working on a supremely cool idea, and I wanted to see what the rest of the community's workings were.
    Not only attending, I am performing! (And filming, and pacing, and changing costumes . . . shouldn't think about all that right now!)

    I've seen you guys and the BDRVA group use that method of presentation. To me, it changes it from a "hafla" to more of a presentation or recital, in that it is more structured than "show up and dance." My 2 cents.

    curious to hear from others, though.

    See you Saturday! (Which I don't think will be scripted. )

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    We always announce each performer with a short intro about them. We ask performers to prepare a paragraph about themselves, and then ad lib based on that. Sometimes if I'm feeling a bit lazy/lacking in creativity I read out their paragraph verbatim but I try to make it a bit more personal usually!

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    Well in that case my answer isn't quite no. I have seen dancers introduced at haflas, but not a long thing of what they are doing, or the history, context of the style or anything.

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