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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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Sword Dancing Around the Bonfire: First Day in Villanueva De Los Cruces

The story really continues in the small town of Villanueva de los Cruces on the 2oth of January, during the festival of San Sebastian where there was to be sword dancing. I spent all night on the bus from Madrid … Continue reading

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Adio, Euskadi! My Last Basque Sword Dance

There was one last sword dance in Basque Country that took place in the fall, and it felt like something of a homecoming for me. The dance was in Elgoibar, where I had taught Morris dancing early in my trip. … Continue reading

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Rapper Ezpata-Dantza: Teaching Rapper Sword Dance in Basque Country

This was a day that I had been waiting for for a while: the rapper dance workshop! My rapper swords that I my mother had sent over were aparently stuck in Madrid because they thought they were destined to be … Continue reading

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Teaching Morris, Late-night Singing, and Raising a Giant Tree. Plus Two More Sword Dances!

I managed to navigate talking on the phone in Spanish sufficiently to call a taxi to take me to the bus station and after some small confusion over where the bus was leaving from (at 5 in the morning nothing … Continue reading

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