Friday, 1 October 2010

Breton Dance

Feel like a dance?  How about this?  Doesn't it look fun.  The Groupe de Pontivy performing the Gavotte du Pays Pourlet. The place and dance are from lower Brittany, the Vannetais (in Breton Bro Gwened).  The Breton name sounds almost Welsh which is not surprising for they are both Celtic nations.  Today the French department is called Morbihan.  The traditional music, dance and costumes and even the headdresses of Brittany vary from region to region and sometimes even town to town.

Intrigued by this dance I found a 18 second clip that shows it in action, although the postcard photographer has captured the movement  and feel of the dance wonderfully.  

Gavotte Pourlet à quatre
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Our hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday is Beth from The Best Hearts Are Crunchy.

8 comments:

Snap said...

Oh, my goodness! Fun indeed! I'm out of breath just watching! Fun! Happy PFF!

MuseSwings said...

I'm so glad you posted the clip! The postcard is wonderful - looks like they are flying.

Christine H. said...

Does that ever look like fun! Fun to watch and maybe fun to try too.

Bob of Holland said...

Let's do this dance at our first PFF convention!

Carole said...

Great postcard!

Linda said...

Fun! Those little bonnets are cute.

Sheila said...

The photographer has done a fantastic job in capturing the scene. It looks like the men have most fun though, and the women must be fit and strong!

Dorincard said...

Cool! Breton women...elevate...their men. :)