Film ID:
YFA 2128

MORRIS DANCING

1970

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Description

Taken at the country dance festival in Grenoside, this film contains footage of Morris Dancers and country dancers performing on the streets.

The film starts with Morris Dancing at a country dance festival in Grenoside outside Sheffield. There are men and women dressed in various Morris costumes. Dancers perform traditional dances with hankies and sticks. One group of dancers use swords in an elaborate dance where a star is formed using swords. These dancers are dressed in soldiers' uniforms.

There are more colourful shots of dancers, some with hoops and flowered hats, some with traditional white Morris costumes. There are many crowds watching the display. The next shot is a display of Turkish sword dancing. It is shot against a back drop of Sheffield views.

The final scene is of a wedding, though the footage is double exposed.