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Saturday 28th November

Went out with Michael & Hilary to a Fest Noz, which is a local music and dance night. The groups play Bretagne folk music and the dancing is traditional Bretagne folk dances. The dancing involves most of the audience who have come to dance. They all join together linking their small fingers and swaying their arms, then move their feet to the steps of the appropriate dance. The dances seem very medieval at times and other times very British folk. It creates an effect of a river flowing and also like a snake winding, with the line of dancers moving in large circles that then contort and come very close. This I found entrancing to watch as they flow round the room, and with the great rhythms from the folk music found it very enjoyable to just stand back and take it all in. Also I had tried the dancing on a previous visit a few years ago, and I can say I was useless, I can’t seem to do structured dance and my feet were all out of time. I remember at the time a French woman trying to instruct me, I didn’t understand her and when I said I was English, her face said it all! So now I prefer to watch. Michael and Hilary were straight up to dance and even Lorna got up and joined in a few. A good night was had by all, even though when ordering drinks it took me a few times for them to understand what I was asking for, and even then I got different from what I ordered!

Posted by marklorna 05:07

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