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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Through a range of colourful stalls, visitorslearnt about traditional dress, greeting rituals, and sword dance.
In an old history (1811) we find the following allusion to it:--'A peculiar custom is still preserved at Christmas time: a party of men, dressed gaily in ribbons, traverse the country, performing a sword dance, and gathering gifts for a merry night.
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.
MORE TALES FROM NORTHUMBERLAND ITV 8pm Proud North-East native Robson Green (right) reveals the countryside war being waged by red and grey squirrels, then has a go at the Rapper Sword Dance - an agesold tradition popularised by the local miners.
The 30-year-old prince enjoyed his stay in Oman that included celebration of the Sultanate's National Day, visits to the British Embassy in Muscat and Nizwa Fort as well as a shopping trip and the experience of a traditional sword dance.
The skirl of pipes and the colour and grace of some of the world's top Highland dancers will perform the famous Sword Dance and Highland Fling, followed by dancing to one of the best ceilidh bands in the country.
Prince Saud bin Naif participated in a sword dance in Dammam.
RIYADH - Britain's Prince Charles, dressed in a traditional Saudi robe and a checkered red and white keffiyeh, joined members of Saudi Arabia's royal family in performing the "Ardah" sword dance near Riyadh.
Then, the traditional Saudi sword dance (Al-Ardha) was performed by Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Prince Charles and a number of princes.
Ah, the old Highland pedicure" - Billy Connolly on watching a sword dance.
Musical duo Hautbois played popular songs from 1913 and female rapper dance team Star and Shadow performed the traditional pitman's sword dance.