Scottish Highland Dance Cockburn Cultural Fair 2018 Australia
Highland dance or Highland is a style of competitive dancing developed in the Scottish Highlands in the 19th and 20th centuries, in the context of competitions at public events such as the Highland games.It is now seen at nearly every modern-day Highland games event.
The History of Highland Dancing
According to tradition, the old kings and clan chiefs used the Highland Games as a means to select their best men at arms, and the discipline required to perform the Highland dances allowed men to demonstrate their strength, stamina and agility.
Although likely to date back to a much earlier period, the first documented evidence of intricate war-dances being performed to “the wailing music of bagpipes” was at the second marriage of Alexander III to his French bride Yolande de Dreux at Jedburgh in 1285.
Scottish Highland Dance Cockburn Cultural Fair 2018 Australia. – Event date: 7th of April 2018
Bring the family along and be inspired by the diversity of foods and culture right on our doorstep. This event highlights the many cultural communities of Cockburn and this year we have cultural dancers, a Mariachi band, roving entertainers and the Madjitil Moorna choir.
Scottish Country dance is the distinctively Scottish form of a country dance, itself a form of social dance involving groups of couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns. A dance consists of a sequence of figures. These dances are set to musical forms which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland, as do the Steps used in performing the dances. Traditionally a figure corresponds to an eight-bar phrase of music.
Cockburn Cultural Fair
The Cockburn Cultural Fair is every year at Harmony Oval, Harvest Lakes, Harmony Ave, Atwell. It is family-oriented and inspired by the diversity of cultures and foods in Cockburn. Organiser: City of Cockburn.
The finals of Cockburn’s Got Talent will also feature at the event, along with other live entertainment, and live cooking demonstrations by local celebrities.
There is food and drink available to buy. Year by year just fewer people attending this event. It has every year heavy advertising campaign, but it doesn’t work. Even the performers are surprised they came playing for a small family crowd counted 300 people max.