Tuesday, November 11, 2008

i finally did it...i bought a sword to dance with. i have taken a workshop, and i had my hubby make a sword for me out of wood to practice with, and it came out beautifully, more detailed and nicer than i asked for! (i was afraid to practice with it, i didn't want to scratch it up by dropping, it!) so i had a few dollars extra in my account, and decided to go ahead and buy one when i saw there was another workshop coming up that taught some techniques for sword. i got it on halloween, i was actually getting ready to walk out the door and it was delivered...if i had left a few minutes later, it would have been sitting on the front porch all halloween evening! how scary is THAT!?! anyway, i am sharing this video of one of my very favorite sword dancers. the sword she is dancing with is similar to mine, but these are bigger. and the "little" one i have is HEAVY! when i finish practicing with it, i have a serious dent in my head, and she has two of them! i have a tremendous admiration for her skills!


Erika's Chiquis said...

I love to buy a sword too but can't right now.
Have fun with the sword.

Bejeweled said...

Oh cool! I had the privilege of seeing a pair of dancing sword dancers a year ago and it was just wonderful! So much strength and physical ability goes into what looks so deceptively simple. Really wonderful, if slightly scary (those swords were sharp!) to watch.

tlc illustration said...

Wow. How cool is that? (You are very brave, I think - balancing sharp impliments on your head).

Bemused Boomer said...

She has two what--swords, or dents in her head?

If you can keep from getting a headache until the dent solidifies (kinda like guitar players having to toughen up their fingertips, I would imagine), I bet you'll be VERY good at this!

BTW, the purple costume is looking pretty amazing!