- Enjoy fencing for fun!
- Are willing to participate in new and different fencing experiences
- Have an interest in the history of fencing
- Would like to know more about Domenico Angelo, his life and times.
Why are we celebrating this in Dunedin?
In 1858 Domenico’s great great-grandson Stewart was an early settler in Otago, New Zealand. Two direct descendants, Maurie and Gio Angelo, are foundation members of Salle Angelo in Dunedin, and two more generations of Angelos are fencing in New Zealand.
Domenico began fencing in Italy as a young boy and became very skilful under his first fencing master, Andrea Gianfaldoni of Pisa. As a young man Domenico was sent by his father to Paris to learn trading and banking. However, he spent most of his time learning horse-riding and fencing. Under the famous French master Teillagory, the finest swordsman in Europe, Domenico learned the classic French school of foil fencing which served mainly as a preparation for duels with small swords. He went to England in about 1750, accompanying Peg Woffington, a well-known Irish actress whose beauty took society by storm. [more information in the download]
|Friday evening reception||$20|
|Saturday evening dinner||$45|
|Friday||4:00pm||Toitu Early Settlers Museum Fencing demonstration & exhibition "Three Centuries of fencing"|
|A public demonstration of the changing styles of fencing from duelling in the 18th century to a modern Olympic sport|
|Welcome and introduction to the weekend. Light refreshments and cash bar|
|Saturday||Claymore Fencing Club|
|10:00am||Visual foil workshop|
|11:00am||Visual foil competition|
|Formal dinner & speeches|
|Sunday||Claymore Fencing Club|
|9:00am||Electric foil competition|
|2:00pm||Electric sabre competition|
|Monday||Claymore Fencing Club|
|9:00am||Electric epee competition|
|2:00pm||Visual sabre competition|
If you think that you may like to attend then please let us know by e-mail as soon as possible. It will also enable us to keep you informed of progress on the arrangements for the tournament.