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Editorial

A feeling of community, notes, movements. Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi brought traditional British dance to the runway, including Welsh folk dancing, Morris dancing, Clog dancing, and Maypole dancing. And that’s not all: the collection crossed the centuries, mixing historical dance with raves. Victorian girls paraded in patchwork skirts and electric blue tights. Grungy women wore eighties mini and slip dresses, puckered pieces, lace, draped velvet, puff sleeves and ruches. Clogs inspired by the 19th century were worn on the feet. The show was a turbulent, imaginative choreography: fragments of cloths and blankets, reworked kilts, deconstructed jackets, tapestry coats and oversize suits protected the dancers in the fields. There were also Morris dancing harnesses, rosettes and streamers. For a shared musical ritual in nocturnal and bright tints of crimson and blue with touches of bronze and sage green.