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Dancers Brandon Stanley and Diana Miroshnichenko compete in the North of England Competition at the British National Dance Championships in the Empress Ballroom of Blackpool's Winter Gardens on November 16, 2017 in Blackpool, northern England.
The three-day British National Dance Championships have been taking place since 1975 with couples competing in Ballroom and Latin dancing categories. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF

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Obby Oss Mask, Padstow, Cornwall, England Featured Dance Print

Obby Oss Mask, Padstow, Cornwall, England

Masks such as these are used in the Padstow Obby Oss May Day celebrations. It is worn during a dance that celebrates the coming of Spring. It is also linked to fertility rights; any woman caught under the skirts of the Oss was thought to become pregnant. Each year, on the 1st May, the town is decorated in greenery and the Oss (horse) parades the streets, followed by a teaser who holds a padded bat. The procession is accompanied by accordions, drums and singing. The mask is worn with a black skirt that covers the wearer completely. Some have suggested the similarity to West African, Malaysian and New Guinea masks may be due to Cornish contact with these areas. The mask was made by the Bate family, and first worn by Walter Bate (1907- 1977) who was known locally as The Old Colonel because he had served in Kitchener's army. He was also a highly respected member of the lifeboat crew having been recognised for distinguished service. TRURI : 2007.88

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle

The Gay Parisienne by George Dance Featured Dance Print

The Gay Parisienne by George Dance

Promotional cut out flyer of The Gay Parisienne by George Dance from his play The Barmaid; music Ernest Vousden. First produced at the Theatre Royal, Northampton on 1st October 1894. This cardboard cut out was produced for touring to Fulham in 1899. Mr Honeycomb is restrained and decorous while in England but abroad, he is unfettered, including on a trip to Paris. Mlle. Julie Bon-Bon of Paris sues him for breach of promise. Afraid of his wifes wrath, Honeycomb flees to Switzerland and is reported drowned. His supposed widow seeks his remains, accompanied by her friend, Major Fossdyke. Meanwhile, Honeycomb sees them together in Switzerland, and pretending righteous anger, he turns the tables. Date: circa 1899

© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library