Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel) to teach water dancing classes at Nine Worlds


Apparently, Game of Thrones is popular enough to get former cast members work long after those cast members have left the show. Miltos Yerolemou, who played Arya’s dancing master Syrio Forel back in Season 1, has kept plenty busy since Forel was killed (allegedly) by Meryn Trant—he even got cast in the upcoming Star Wars sequel alongside fellow Thrones actor Gwendoline Christie—but he’ll occasionally dip back into the following he developed as Syrio. Case in point: Yerolemou will be teaching a select few students the art of water dancing, or Braavosi sword fighting, at the upcoming Nine Worlds convention in London.

In the worlds of its website, the Nine Worlds festival is about “gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.” A class on water dancing should fit in nicely. The convention is being held on August 7-9 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow, 140 Bath Rd, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 5AW. Anybody in the area is welcome to try and purchase tickets here, although there is a note saying that the classes have sold out. (FYI, we were able to proceed to a screen where you enter in your financial information without being stopped, so maybe the note is premature. It’s probably at least worth trying on the chance that you’ll get a dancing lesson from the First Sword of Braavos.)

If you really want a water dancing lesson but don’t live in the U.K., you’ll probably have another chance at some point. Yerolemou has actually been giving these lessons at various conventions around the world for a while, and a first-hand account indicates that he’s just as enthusiastic about teaching attendees as he was about teaching Arya. He’s probably not going to belittle you quite as much, though. There’s no mention of chasing cats, either.

This reminds me a little of when Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, aka The Mountain That Rides, showed up at a Philadelphia Renaissance Fair, where he presided over workouts and led attendees in a mock battle. The show has created a bunch of little industries centered around its performers, and the possibilities are endless. Pedro Pascal leading workshops on fighting with spears? Natalie Dormer giving lessons on how to smile through incredibly awkward situations? We’ll check back in a few years to see what other cast members have come up with.

H/T Nerdist

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