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December 25, 2013

Dancing The Night Away: Medieval Style…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In this page from my on-line diary I document our travels of 2012 with visiting Singaporean friend “Velvetine” and we have been lucky enough to visit Vianden Castle in Luxembourg  just as a medieval festival was taking place.

We enter the castle to hear music playing and slowly walk around the battlements to investigate where it’s coming from.

In a long gallery on one of the upper floors we find a group of dancers and musicians and stay and watch the dancing. There are more “players” in the group but some of them are just leaving the stage as we enter, so we watch three ladies and a man (they are occasionally joined by a second man during the performance) weave their way through medieval dances, with promenades, curtsies, dips and some handkerchief waving.

It’s magical and a little mesmerising to watch, the twirling skirts, rotations of the dance, the richly decorated costumes, all gave an atmosphere that transported your imagination for  brief time into medieval times and how it might have been at grand parties and festivities of the nobility. Apparently we missed a lot by not being here early enough, so if you are ever in the area the next time a medieval festival is taking place, my advice would be to get their early so that you can enjoy the full programme of events. We made do with the last set of the day, but it was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

(photograph © Velvetine) used with permission

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