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Dewsbury "Spirit" 2011 | by tricky (rick harrison)
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Dewsbury "Spirit" 2011

Photos from the yearly "Spirit" event in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

 

Each year Kirklees Council put on an amazing free street-performance event in Dewsbury town centre, bringing in some of Europe's top street performance troupes to entertain the townfolk.

 

This year was saw french Compagnie de Quidams performed "Herberts Dream", where en-robed white characters on stilts silently walk amongst the crowd, before inflating into 4 metre high volumous characters that light up, after which they dance and wonder through the crowd, rubbing the faces of the public with their giant hands!

 

For the finale, they gather and dance around some stationary orbs in the middle of the street, before untethering them to allow them to slowly float into the sky, finally creating moons.

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Taken on February 25, 2011