The Sword and Shield Dance of Bursa represents the Ottoman conquest of the city. It is performed by men only, dressed in early Ottoman battle dress, who dance to the sound of clashing swords and shields without music. It is danced for celebrate purpose during their holidays related to Ottoman in Bursa.
The Turkish Sword Dancers perform high leaps and skips, made rhythmic sounds by hitting and sliding swords against the shields, and engaged in mock battles. They have performed for many key figures in the world including heads of state, prime ministers, artists, athletes, and at the world's most important international festivals.