Shows and Performances

are Temporis Foundation has a great variety of entertaining and educating productions: stage shows and street performances, with noble court dances, armoured knights and duelling musketeers, fire jugglers, storytellers, colourful dancing angels, seductive harem belly dancers...

Education has always been an important part of our activities, that's why we pay special attention to the youngest. We often organize hands-on workshops, history lessons, trainings or craft workshops for children; teach them period games (mail, quintain or bilboquet), dances and tell them stories that will help them understand different ideas of different ages, and the diversity of life.

Historical fencing

Angelwing dance

 

Noble court dances

 

Champions of History

 

The four elements

 

Dancing Through Ages

       

 

Flirty Faire

       

Historical plays

Juggling

Belly dance
   

 

Dragon prince

 

Harem of Suleyman the Magnificent

 

 

Embrace of fire

 

Cabaret-style show

 

Renaissance and Baroque dance

Noble court dances

Dancing was a very important social activity in the Renaissance, every well-mannered person was expected to be skilled in it. We present a bouquet of the dances that were well known and loved in Italian and French noble courts of the 15-16th centuries.

These dances are very diverse in nature - they range from slow, stately dances (basse danse, pavane) to fast, lively dances (gaillarde, bouffon). Some were choreographed, others were improvised on the spot. Some were composed for couples (e.g. Spagnoletta, So ben), other dances, such as branles were danced by many people in a circle or line.

In case live music is required we usually work with our friends Musica Historica and Tabulatúra Ensemble.

Dancing Through Ages

You're invited to an exciting time travel from the year 1450 until the 1650's. We depart from the sophisticated Burgundian court, travel through early and late Renaissance Italy and arrive in an English manor in the Early Baroque era.

Our noble dancers wear Burgundian, Hungarian, Italian and Dutch costumes from the time period when the dances were born.

Flirty Faire

In Flirty Faire we try to open the window of a simple country house in the 16th century Europe, to have a look at the everyday life of ordinary people with the help of Arbeau's lively and cheerful circle dances, the bransles. We see soldiers, washerwomen, merchants, the innkeeper and his wife, merry maidens and flirty lads...

Historical fencing

Champions of History

 

The history of mankind is full of fights, battles and duels.
Vikings and Celts, Crusaders fighting with the Saracens, jousting medieval knights, Renaissance gentlemen and duelling Baroque courtiers - one thing is common: they all fought for glory and for fame...

 
These champions will be revived by our fencers, telling stories of loyalty and treachery, love and hate.
 
Our clothing, arms and armory represent a wide range of time periods from the 10-17th centuries. You can see maces, longswords, shortswords, rapiers and daggers as well as shields and helmets, leather armour, chainmails and plate armour.

Historical plays

Medieval comedies and Renaissance plays

A cheating wife, two lovers and the husband

A husband who travels too much leaves enough time for his wife to think of other entertainments... but the fun ends - or begins - when the husband arrives unexpectedly, as always.

Knights, ladies and fables
Medieval poems, tales and jokes

These tales of knights, ladies, clerics and peasants are full of humour but they do not lack a good pinch of criticism, as well. They show us both the brighter and the darker side of life in the Middle Ages, through the rhymes of Gaucelm Faidit, Peire Vidal, Francesco Petrarca or Pierre Ronsard.

 

Tales of the Renaissance
Merry histories and shrewd anecdotes

Stories from the Renaissance Italy, telling us true tales of love and friendship, men and women...

...and we travel back to the court of King Matthias Corvinus, the most famous and beloved sovereign of Hungary, a man of legendary justice and protagonist of many Hungarian folk tales.

Juggling

Jugglers were an important part of both everyday life of ordinary people and festive days of noble courts. Our jugglers play with traditional flags, balls but use modern tools - such as popular poi - as well to fascinate their audience.

Dragon prince - fire juggling show

Taming a Dragon is as dangerous as taming the Fire... But our jugglers do their best to rule and to serve the most mysterious and frightful element in the history of mankind.

They use all popular inventions of our modern age, such as fire meteors and dragon wings...

...torches, staffs and devil sticks, fire fans and swords.

Please note, that we do fire performances only at places where all our security restrictions can be met
in order to prevent any kind of accident.

Embrace of fire

This show was created by our fire jugglers and belly dancers. The result of their cooperation is a spectacular performance, adding a mix of Arabic and Spanish gypsy rhythms to the heat of fire and the enchantment of belly dancers.

Embrace of fire
Fringe Festival, April 2007

Please note, that we do fire performances only at places where all our security restrictions can be met
in order to prevent any kind of accident.

Angelwing dance

The four elements

According to Renaissance and Baroque traditions, the dancers impersonate the four elements of Nature in their mysterious, colourful and spectacular dance-show.

We see Fire, Water, Air and Earth, the duel of birth and death and their alliance to finally form our World...

Belly dance

Harem of Suleyman the Magnificent

Imagine that you are one of the lucky travellers who may see the secret life of the great Suleyman's exotic Harem! The charming dancers do their best to seduce their powerful lord and they use all their knowledge, beauty and - of course - the weakness of Suleyman.

We try to depict the mysterious life of a 15th century harem full of love and intrigue, to portray the private life of Turkish invaders who played an important role in our history.

Cabaret-style show

 

Besides authentic harem belly dance, our group has contemporary Cabaret-style shows, employing a wide range of modern tools and materials such as rattle drums, sticks, candles, swords, fans - even fire fans - veils and Isis wings...

 

See also - Embrace of fire
(belly dance & fire juggling show)

   
   

 

 


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