The Bad Aussee Play and Dance
Relating to a performance in Austria in 1808, with links to Hesse in 1650. Mumming fans might spot some similarities.
Shrovetide Dancing in Westfalia
English translation of part of a German chapter looking at the period from the 14th-19th century, from first appearance to eventual demise. Includes a look at the dancers and what little is known about the dances.
The Bilk Sword Dance
Something spectacular from mid-nineteenth century Westfalia.
The Dithmarscher Schwertertänzer (1)
A tradition in danger.
The Dithmarscher Schwertertänzer (2)
Report of a performance, Summer 2011 - with pictures