• Short Summary

    Garbed in colourful folk costume, wearing grotesque but beautiful masks and giant cow-bells strapped around their waists, a group of villagers were filmed by VISNEWS dancing through the tiny streets of Nassereith.

  • Description

    Garbed in colourful folk costume, wearing grotesque but beautiful masks and giant cow-bells strapped around their waists, a group of villagers were filmed by VISNEWS dancing through the tiny streets of Nassereith. Austrian Tyrol, Feb 1, celebrating the traditional `Schellernlaufen' (Bell Dance).

    This centuries old tradition rejoices the passing of winter and the coming of spring. Grotesque masks depict winter and beautiful maiden-like masks glorify spring. The tiny Tyrolean village of Nassereith had just cause to rejoice at winter's passing. Great snowfalls force the villagers into virtual hibernation.

    The masks are collectors pieces. Each year they are borrowed from the local museum.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6AKWAXNTXCNBZV73MP7YX719B
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AKWAXNTXCNBZV73MP7YX719B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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