Last April, Chris Gregg was inspired to gather four unsuspecting musical friends and distribute sharp metal objects to them while prancing about to a jig. It seemed like a good idea at the time, and lubricated with adult beverages and tea, the as yet nameless Calgary Rapper Sword dance troop was formed. They practice in an unheated garage far from the peering eyes of spouses and impressionable children. If upon reading “Rapper Sword Dance” you think of some kilted hip-hop artist, well, you are in for a surprise. Chris Gregg, Derek Lofthouse, Blaine Hrabi, Michael Pollock and Steven Méthot will risk life, limb and dignity for you.