Videos

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Haste to the Wedding
A traditional country dance opening NHD’s 2014 performance in the commemoration
of the start of the First World War. Diss Museum asked us to take part
and the scenario we created was a wedding party on the eve of the war,
ending with the sudden marching off of the men to the war, and the
very evocative and poignant finale of the Poppy Farandole.

Nobile
– From a performance of 15th century dances for the 2016 Hanse Festival,
King’s Lynn, with musicians Minstrels Gallery. The annual Festival
celebrates King’s Lynn history as a member of the Hanseatic League,
a N European alliance in the Middle Ages of merchant guilds and their towns and cities.

Piva
– The final dance in the performance of 15th century dances for the 2016
Hanse Festival, King’s Lynn, with musicians Minstrels Gallery. The annual
Festival celebrates King’s Lynn history as a member of the Hanseatic
League, a N European alliance in the Middle Ages of merchant guilds and
their towns and cities.

Kemps Jig – A
3-couple dance from John Playford’s English Dancing Master, 1651. Taking ‘The
Dancing Master
‘ as the theme, NHD staged a dance class from the 17th century,
danced in the Undercroft of Strangers’ Hall in Norwich.

Newcastle
A lively dance for four couples in a square formation from John Playford’s
English Dancing Master, 1651. Taking ‘The Dancing Master‘ as the theme,
NHD staged a dance class from the 17th century, danced in the Undercroft
of Strangers’ Hall in Norwich.

Armynn
Performed for the 2016 Hanse Festival in King’s Lynn, with musicians
Minstrels Gallery. An unusal dance for three from the 15th century
Gresley manuscript discovered in Derbyshire Record Office in 1984.

Broadcast & Journalism students Yaran Zhao & Heting Zhang have created a film about Norwich Historical Dance

Two young Chinese students were captivated by the dancing, the music and the costumes at an NHD event and threw themselves into making a film about the group as part of their studies, with the support of BBC Voices. They came to classes, interviewed dancers and musicians and, at last, filmed a performance in the garden at Stranger’s Hall in Norwich. Their only regret was not being able to show “all the splendid pictures and interviews in the final film”.

YaranZhao and HetingZhang’s work is showcased on “Norfolk on Film”; do take a look at it.

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