Video from Giora Feidman's 75th birthday
From Dobe Ressler, currently visiting Israel:
git a kuk - fayne frumer muzikers fun Medines Yisroyel
Fishel Bresler remarks on the Jewish-Music mailing list:
A sheynem dank, Dobe!
The dance they were doing is (as I understand it) the last remnant of the old "Broiges Tanz," once done by the mothers-in-law at a wedding, now done by two guys instead, fighting (*nebech*) over a bottle...death resulting. Followed, of course, by "t'chies hameisim" *(b'ashkenazit)* - the resurrection-of-the-dead dance. It's not specifically a hassidic custom; I've been asked to play it for litvaks, too.