sword dance


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sword dance

a dance in which the performers dance nimbly over swords on the ground or brandish them in the air
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The VIPs were then invited to the stage to jointly cut the cake and took part in the sword dance.
Trump (the US president)'s smile during the sword dance and then didn't know what to do," Zarif said, addressing the Iranian expatriates in Pretoria on Monday night.
president stands alongside the leaders of a tribal and backward system and does the sword dance, but criticizes an Iranian election with 40 million votes," Khamenehi said in a speech marking the death anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini, which was broadcast live on state TV.
President Donald Trump and White House officials take part in a ceremonial sword dance in Saudi Arabia.
While motion is a recurring theme, stills of dancers mimicking the sagayan, the sword dance from Maranaw and Maguindanao, and the 'Dalagang Filipina,' the fan dance, are the focal points here.
THE Prince of Wales started his official tour of the Middle East by taking part in a ceremonial sword dance with local performers.
THE Prince of Wales started his official tour of the Middle East yesterday by taking part in a ceremonial sword dance with local performers.
A TRADITIONAL 'sword dance' which dates back around 200 years is in danger of dying out.
XxJennifer Soal Hope you mention your first tour of Western Australia when I danced the sword dance with you after your performance at the University of WA...
(8) In addition, the Morpeth Herald sheds further light on the rapper sword dance in the area towards the end of the nineteenth century with the following comment in the edition of 19 December 1891:
A short discussion of the sword dance in Scott's Pirate (1822) touches on some large questions about dance as a form of social control, as Stapleton argues that the highly choreographed display 'models how women should literally toe the line' (p.
The artists presented songs, sword dance, tableaus and regional Hareep.