Here's another picture from the Hexham Morris dance-out last week. So far I have concentrated rather heavily on a small bearded individual, who seems to have gained quite a following, but I promised a new face for today's upload.
This is the Hexham Morris Fool. Every Morris team has its official Fool (as well as a number of unofficial ones.)
The Fool's job is to get in the dancers' way, create mayhem and embarrass spectators. The dancers themselves are quite capable of doing all that if required, but for the Fool it is his sole purpose in life. As you can see he takes his responsibilities very seriously.
I think the next upload will be the Big Cheese...
As always, thanks for looking.
|Title:||Introducing... The Fool|
|Uploaded:||8 Jun 2007 - 8:36 AM|
|Tags:||Clown, England, Fool, Humour / fun, Jester, Morris, Morris dancing, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Tradition, Traditional costume, Traditional dance|