Emperor Christian Victor I

Emperor Christian Victor I

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Wonderful Weekends (Duke of Swann and Countess De Lumbre Performs for Charity)

On this Easter Weekend, the Duke of Swann decided to use his considerable influence and talent coupled with that of a good friend to raise awareness and funds for a charitable cause.

The Duke of Swann was joined by renowned Spanish dancer Countess De Lumbre to do a once-off Spanish dance performance in aid of orphans in the Hispanic region of Cataljone.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Swann stands ready in proper pose to receive the Countess on the dance floor. 

The Countess De Lumbre, who is renowned for her resemblance to Queen Maria of Hispania is dressed in a traditional Hispanic "Tail Dress". 

The dance begins as the couple elegantly raise their hands.

This regional dance requires the man to wear a hat and has to remove and replace it as part of the dance. 

A confident attitude is best expressed in this dance. Even though the man is very masculine subtle elegance can be appreciated in the gentle movement of the hands and head. The Lady although feminine produces very strong stamping with the feet and exudes strength in her facial expressions. 

The lady is required to pick up her dress at times, swirling it vigorously to the beat of the music.

The dancer also gently circle each other. 

The confident poise is unmistakably beautiful and elegant. 

Spanish dancing expresses deep passion. This dance requires the dress tail to be kicked at times to get it out from under the dancer feet. This allows for a visual display as the dress flares up and around. 

The show was aired live on the internet raising funds whilst viewers logged in to view it. It ran for an entire day and was then permanently removed. Stills of the dance are still available as downloadable images also at a nominal fee that goes to charity.


  1. I love the outfits! Great exhibition! Happy Easter Daniel :-)


    1. Tnx Sergio. Hope you have a great holiday too.