Thursday, August 30, 2012

May Your Scimitar Blade Be Dull

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Actually, I had no idea which  side of a scimitar blade was the sharp one so I looked it up. It's the outside of the curve so no worries, mate. This act at the Festival of Nations was a big hit, particularly with the owners of Y chromosomes. They were fabulous, though, a combination of grace and athleticism. I wasn't crazy about the group ululation at the end but I must confess I feel like doing it myself every time if flip past the Republican Convention on TV this week.

There is a shaky hand-held video of the sword dance at the bottom. I may post some more of this tomorrow.

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7 comments:

Olivier said...

belles photos de danse orientale, bravo pour la dexterite des danseuses. et merci pour la video

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You had me laughing out loud. Today's convention program must have had you climbing the walls.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Maybe you would enjoy watching the Republican Convention more if they had belly dancing women like these on stage.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent post Bob, you made me laugh twice, I had a vision of you ululating, hilariious and i enjoyed very much your use of 'no worries', becoming quite the Aussie hey mate!!

Bibi said...

I love the fabric on these girls' outfits.

And like those above, I laughed out loud at the ululations/Republican part.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots, Bob!

Stefan Jansson said...

Impressive.