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Fest-noz (English). ©Jean-Luc Kokel 2010
Fest-noz (English)

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Fest-Noz is a festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional Breton dances, accompanied by singing or instrumental music. The strong Breton cultural movement has preserved this expression of a living and constantly renewed practice of inherited dance repertoires with several hundred variations, and thousands of tunes. About a thousand Fest-Noz take place every year with participants varying from a hundred to several thousand people, thousands of musicians and singers and tens of thousands of regular dancers.

Place/region Europe,
Series: 2012 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Yves Defrance, director.
Production: Dastum, producer ; Les films de l'autre côté, producer. Région Bretagne, sponsor.
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