The Sword Dance (Gille Chaluim – Gaelic for “the servant of Calum”) – One story said to originate from the times of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, recalls that when King Malcolm III (Canmore) of Scotland killed a fellow chieftain in battle, he celebrated by dancing over his own bloody claymore crossed with the sword of his
What technique is used in Highland dancing?
Highland setting steps are used in Country Dances such as Reel of Tulloch, The Eightsome Reel and The Foursome Reel. The RSCDS teaches Highland because Country Dancing uses setting steps found in Highland and many people wish to learn Highland Dance as it may help them with their positioning and footwork.
Where is Highland dancing from?
Although it originated in Scotland, highland dancing is performed throughout the world today, by dancers of a variety of heritages. Highland dancing is now very popular all over Great Britain, the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
Who did samurai work for?
As servants of the daimyos, or great lords, the samurai backed up the authority of the shogun and gave him power over the mikado (emperor). The samurai would dominate Japanese government and society until the Meiji Restoration of 1868 led to the abolition of the feudal system.
Why do we need to preserve cultural dances?
Cultural Dance is really important, this is our way to tell other people on what are the things that they need to know about our culture. It is also the way that other people could have respect, knowledge and give importance to our traditions and norms.
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