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I was wondering where I was exactly one year ago and it was Oman. I showed only a few photos, so here another one.
When we visited Nizwa castle, I heard kind of music. I went fast to see what was going on and I saw the sword dancers in the courtyard. It was quite a surprise. I do not know why they were dancing. There were only a few visitors watching. Maybe it was because of Friday.

Sword dance is part of traditional dance in Sultanate of Oman (Oman), it evolved out of sword fighting between men in the history.
In the past, men were using the sword to demonstrate their power, as time passed, the sword dance became a derivative of ancient war culture.
In the modern days, the thoughts conveyed by sword dance are not the desire for war or represent an absolute power, but it stands for courage and honor.rnrnThe performers usually wear the traditional costumes and the choreography is to perform sword tossing and mock fighting by two rows while facing each other during the dance.
In Oman, sword dance is one of the cultural symbols which still performed among the people of different ages. At the same time, the sword dance is performed on different occasions such as holidays or cultural events.
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13587 W: 141 N: 35217] (158744)
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