Category Archives: Basque Country

International Sword Spectacular In Germany

After a brief jaunt through Croatia and Bosnia I returned back to Germany to the town of Balingen, just south of Stuttgart, for an International Sword Dance Festival. Unfortunately, due to a dearth of information, I had not much of an … Continue reading

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Basques in Rocca Grimalda: Cards, Blending Cultures, and a Sword Dance Museum!

At 6:30 Kezka all piled into a big bus with supplies of snacks, games and pillows, ready for the 17 hour journey to Rocca Grimalda, Italy. I ended up towards the back of the bus where there was a little table … Continue reading

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In The News: Jeremy Carter-Gordon, American Dance Anthropologist

An article on my visit to teach rapper in a Basque School There are some other pictures on the site that you can check out! Jeremy Carter-Gordon is a young dancer and musician from Massachusetts. After completing his studies the anthropology of dance, he won a one-year Watson Fellowship … Continue reading

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Talking about the Watson Fellowship and Teaching Rapper Dancing

I had a few days of relative calm after the carnival in Eibar in which I got to go to a few more practices with Kezka and teach some more rapper dancing. In addition to teaching at Kezka,  had been … Continue reading

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Pigs Bladders, Italians and Horny Bears: Rapper Sword Dancing and a Basque Carnival!

The day after the carnival in Zubieta I had the pleasure of traveling to Donostia (That would be San Sebastian in Spanish) to teach rapper to a group there. I took a bus from Eibar and got to look around … Continue reading

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In the News: Zubieta Carnival Through the Eyes of a US Dancer

The Zubieta Carnival Through the Eyes of a US Dancer Jeremy Carter-Gordon is a Sword dancer from the United States dedicated to studying European sword dancing. A few months ago on his blog, Jeremy described living in Basque Country, and now he … Continue reading

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A Basque Carnival: No Sword Dancing, But Perhaps Some Swords!

After a brief hitch-hiking experience I was able to get out of the town and back into less rural surroundings. By a few days later I was in Madrid pondering where I wanted to head next. One of the (very … Continue reading

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