|Title ID||8375||Collection ID||1187|
|Title||Topsy Turvy Dance by Three Quaker Maidens|
|Theme||Early film in the South East|
|Keywords||Dance Performing Arts Religious Activities|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
In this turn of the century comedy by George Albert Smith, three women in Quaker costume perform a dance that is revealed to be not quite what it seems.
Three women in Quaker costume dance in choreographed unison. They jump over an American flag which is then held up at either side by two men. They appear to dance with their legs in the air behind. Back in front of the flag they repeat their dance and again retire behind it. The flag is dropped by the attendants to reveal the women are holding up fake legs. The middle dancer is the last to drop the legs and she storms off, shouting angrily at the remaining attendant.