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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Down at the Duck

Photo from www.revelshou.com

This week's trip down to the Mucky Duck was to see the group Danse Cadence in performance.

Danse Cadence is a musical troupe from Quebec that performs traditional French Canadian music including jigs, reels and waltzes. The group also features the traditional Quebecoise step-dancing of Pierre Chartrand. Danse Cadence has a website that is primarily in French.

The music was lively and very enjoyable. The highlight of the show, however, was the amazing step-dancing of Pierre Chartrand. He brought the old "gigue" style of dancing (usually only described in dance or music history textbooks) to life. The similarities with traditional Celtic music was also reflected in the group's performance of some of the Quebec tunes.

Danse Cadence is in town to perform in this year's Revels Houston Concerts.


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