Matthew Cowan

A Morris Dancer Should Never Appear to Touch the Ground II (2010)

2 min 15 secSingle channel / Sound / Colour / Sound

"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" - Artist Cinema

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.

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