Re: Drogarsi

From: David Dunham <>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 10:12:40 -0800

Ian Gordon wrote:

>I am sure there are expected forms to introduce a tale
>but these are not included even in such good examples
>as Beowulf.

There are several variants found in King of Sartar.

>What is sword dancing? Is it ballet dancing with a
>blade in your hand? Is it a re-enactment of a fight;
>if so how abstract is it ... ie ballet is much less
>easy to understand than the dancing fights in West
>Side Story.

I don't think it's a story-telling form per se -- aren't there Earthly cultures who do sword dancing because it shows off the dancer's skill with a spice of danger? See e.g. <>.

David Dunham
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