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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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In the News: The Second Coming of Frantisek Pospisil

Eibar.org Crazy sword-dances Fascinated by the sword-dances, not just the head of men, Frantisek Pospisil worked in a museum, but the sword dancing was a hobby beyond the scope of his employment, he started out his own, and another to see and … Continue reading

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Grand Bal Part 1: A Banjo Pickin’ Yankee at a Hurdy-Gurdy Festival

Paris had been lovely, but it was time to move on. The Watson Fellowship had sent us these little cards entitled “Am I Getting It Right?” to address the fact that it is an honor-bound agreement “To remove oneself from the … Continue reading

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Argentine Tango, Busking, Crepes, and Dancing

So I’m actually wrapping up the end of the St. Gervais Grands Bals de l’Europe, which is this awesome folk festival in the center of France, but I will do a post on that soon. First, I wanted to let … Continue reading

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