Miner Dancers (1926)

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    Full title reads: "Miner Dancers. Winlaton's Veteran Troop of working miners ... the youngest is over 60! rehearse their centuries old dances for forthcoming All-England Folk Dance Festival". Northumberland. M/S of group of elderly men in flat caps removing their jackets. They are watched by a crowd of people standing at side of village square. Each man holds a sword. High angled shot of men walking into middle of square and stand in a line. One man turns and reprimands boisterous crowd of children behind them. The dancing team of five men men then do a traditional jig, creating an unbroken chain with their swords. A sixth man plays an accompaniment on a penny whistle. Various shots of dance, including close up on their clogs tapping. At the end of the dance, they entwine their swords to create a star shape. Panning C/U of the dancers, one man holds the star shaped mesh of swords. Cuts exist - see separate record for details. Note: this form of dancing is called 'rapper dancing' and originates for North East England. AH 2001. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:662.06
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    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWNqYUS1XXg
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 4 months ago
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