watervole: (Anonymous Morris)
There were a couple of morris dance workshops at Redemption.  After the second one, we had three volunteers to do a performance in the cabaret.  Then Helen uttered the immortal words, "I have a dalek costume..."

Then a nice gentleman donated me some light sabres, and the rest is history!

My three dancers learned a totally new dance with less than an hour's practice and managed to dance it well on stage in spite of me fluffing the music several times!  Helen also won 'best chaos costume' in the masquerade, when her dalek got the tech crew to lift her on and off stage.  It was a very polite dalek. (but all said in perfect 'dalek-speak')  But it still exterminated everyone.  There are certain principles to be upheld.

Can anyone point me to a photo of the dalek morris dance?

Meanwhile, here's the filk song...  (Permission freely granted to sing/reproduce in any form as long as you credit me)

'Dancing With Daleks' by Judith Proctor


Tune: Waltzing Matilda

Once a jolly morris man, went to a convention,
He leapt and he span and he danced a dance so free,
And he sang, as he swung his hazel stick around him,
Who'll come a morris dancing with me?
Who'll come a-dancing?
Who'll come a-dancing?
Who'll come a-morris dancing with me?
And he sang, as he swung his hazel stick around him,
Who'll come a-morris dancing with me?

Up came a dalek, looking lost and lonely,
"Here is a staircase. Please assist me."
So the morris dancer helped him up the staircase,
Won't you come a-morris dancing with me?
Who'll come a-dancing?
Who'll come a-dancing?
Who'll come a-morris dancing with me?
So the morris dancer helped him up the staircase,
Won't you come a morris dancing with me?


On came the dalek, straight into the morris dance,
Glided through the figures elegantly,
It swung its sink plunger to parry with the hazel stick,
Who'll come a dancing with daleks with me?
Dancing with daleks,
Dancing with daleks,
Who'll come a-dancing with daleks with me?
It swung its sink plunger to parry with the hazel stick,
Who'll come a dancing with daleks with me?

Up swung the dalek gun to shoot the hapless morris man,
"Exterminate.  I am very sorry,"
In the depths of outer space, I hear a dalek singing:
"Who will come a-morris dancing with me?"
Dancing with daleks,
Dancing with daleks,
Who'll come a-dancing with daleks with me?
In the depths of outer space, I hear a dalek singing:
"Who will come a-morris dancing with me?"

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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] megamole for linking to this.

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