Mikuláš Bryan is musician, dancer and dance researcher from Prague, specialised on traditional and early European dances, especially those from France; he is one of the few existing dance instructors who actually have read Arbeau’s Orchésographie (1588) in the original language.
With his dance association “Rond“, he often organises various dance events and workshops in Prague, be it “bal folk” (French style), “fest noz” (Breton style), “early dance” between 1450-1890 (following original sources), blues, swing or other stuff. At the NHM 2012, he was teaching “round and chain folk dances and their Renaissance ancestors” and “the most common bal folk dances” to harp music played by Josef.
At the NHM 2013 in Järna, Mikuláš was teaching the most common European bal folk dances. Click here to read an interview (in Swedish) with Mikuláš about the European bal folk movement. Parts of that interview have been published in Hembygden 3/2013