Spring has finally arrived officially, though I hear it was early in central Europe. When I found this video of Tomáš Kočko and his orchestra, I saw that last year's Fulbright dream of holding a spring rite at the statue of the Three Graces in the Lednice-Valtice area had already been realized. Of course, they don't use the setting, but this is definitely a spring ritual, and perhaps the symbolic representations of fertility are a bit more obvious than usual. As to other meanings of the video, I'm not entirely sure, but please feel free to speculate in the comments. Happy spring to all and I hope you enjoy dancing in rings around your campfires.
Posted 21 March 2007 at 21:39.
What is "Bored in Brno"? a) the best Czech movie of 2003, b) a blog about Brno (the Czech Republic's second largest city) and my adventures in and observations of south and east Moravia. I usually post about music, arts, culture, and stuff in Brno; or, I talk about whatever; or, I may bore you.
There's a Czech saying about how you are a new person for every language you learn. Here's your chance to experience Czech vicariously and to become your new self, now conveniently available in English translation. (Or at least something reasonably close to English.)
If you have questions, suggestions, like what you see, or you're just plain bored, don't hesitate to leave a comment or e-mail me.
A graduate student in music and anthropology writing a dissertation about music in Moravia, the eastern third of the Czech Republic. At some point, the Czech Republic's "second city" (that would be Brno) captured my attention, and I've since been blogging about events, arts, music, and other stuff—basically whatever interests me in and around the cityscape. I'm not living in Brno now, but I keep up with the cultural pulse from afar as best I can.