A Morris Dancer Should Never Appear to Touch the Ground II

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A Morris Dancer Should Never Appear to Touch the Ground II is part of a series of morris dancing works that relate to the performance of the dance. A solo dancer attempts to perform the Cotswold jig Lumps of Plum Pudding in the style of the village of Bledington, on an inflatable bouncy castle. The performance references the telegraphed ritual humour of the dance, whilst remaining loyal to the tradition it originates from.

The video was filmed on Super8 at Kennedy Hall, Cecil Sharp House, the Headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, London, during an artists residency in December 2009.

Credits: 

Director: Matthew Cowan
Camera: Stewart Morgan
Soundtrack: Paul Wyborn
Audio production: Claire Cowan
Produced with the assistance of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, London, UK