Brittany – Fest Noz (2): Yaouank

First images from the well and truly outstanding Yaouank Festival in Rennes, Brittany, France (22 November 2014). Yaouank is the largest Fest Noz event in Brittany, and draws a crowd of between 7,000 and 8,000 people. Fest Noz is a traditional Breton festival with traditional music, dance and song, and is inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.
Two images from the opening performance:

Fest Noz - Yaouank Festival, Rennes, Brittany, France, November 2014 photography © Rudolf Abraham
Yaouank Festival, Rennes, Brittany, France (22 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham

Fest Noz - Yaouank Festival, Rennes, Brittany, France, November 2014 photography © Rudolf Abraham
Yaouank Festival, Rennes, Brittany, France (22 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham

Fabrice Lothodé and Hubert Raud get down to business, playing traditional Breton music on the dancefloor, surrounded by a sea of several hundred dancers:
Fest Noz - Yaouank Festival, Rennes, Brittany, France, November 2014 photography © Rudolf Abraham
Yaouank Festival, Rennes, Brittany, France (22 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham

Faustine Audebert and Yann le Corre (left), Fred Guichen (right):
Fest Noz - Yaouank Festival, Rennes, Brittany, France, November 2014 photography © Rudolf Abraham Fest Noz - Yaouank Festival, Rennes, Brittany, France, November 2014 photography © Rudolf Abraham
More images to follow soon…
All images shot on a Nikon D700 @ ISO 1600, with 50/1.4 & 70-200/2.8
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