Sword Dancing

For the sake of having some culture inserted in what would otherwise would be a beach-and-cocktails holiday, we went to see a traditional sword dance tonight. Apparently once performed throughout the Mediterranean, this involves fairly ridiculously dressed men dancing around each other as they swordfight over a princess. The princess wears a veil and harem-like clothes, which combines with the Red King referring to the Black King as an Arab to produce some historical context to the performance. The fighting itself sounds less silly if you see the sparks flying from what are evidently not wooden swords.

Posted by cronopio at 10:34 PM, August 23, 2005