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 to study sword dancing from around the world. He dances traditional English rapper sword dance along with longsword dance and Morris in his home in Boston. In August of last year he started his journey all over Europe as capstone of his studies. After observing dances in France and Italy he came to Basque Country to have the opportunity to see see sword dances in the towns of Elgoibar, Eibar, and Beasain. San Fermin in Navarre Aldapakoaren sword-dance was a traditional folk dance by a small group of San Fermin. He visited Basque Country, Huelva, Cordoba and explored places where sword dancing is found. After his time in Basque country he traveld to England, Scotland and Ireland and has plans to go to Italy, Croatia, and Turkey, among others.
Jeremy during his journey, he writes an interesting blog that you can follow at

He has been to Ziganda. On the 8th of February, we received a visit. He presented some of his research to the LH 6. mailako students, talked about sword dancing and showed the basic rapper dance step. Then the students of the school dance team had the opportunity to learn a few moves!


About Jeremy Carter-Gordon

My blog of a year studying point-and-hilt sword dancing on a Watson Fellowship. Enjoy reading, tell me your thoughts and leave me a comment, or visit my website at
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