at Sword Spectacular 2008
Überlinger Schwerttanzkompanie, the sword dance team of the Vintners' Guild of Überlingen in southwestern Germany, appearing the Sword Spectacular 2008 in York. Theirs is the oldest known dance tradition still performed today, with records dating back to 1646 and a possible earlier origin in 1538. Click on a picture to see an enlargement.
More information on the Überlingen sword dance tradition and about sword dancing in Germany is available on the German & Austrian sword dances page of this site.
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