What can you expect?
(and what you probably won’t)
ENTER THE RUG OF AMOC
This entrance involves what, to many people, appears to be a bit of manky old carpet. This is not altogether true, as it is crucial to establish a safe and secure footing for the upcoming feats of astonishment.
SONS OF THE DESERT (Hat Swap)
It is a little known fact that when travelling across the desert, it is common for indigenous peoples to swap headgear while travelling, usually whilst at rest at the Motorway Services “Oasis”.
We have learnt that this is based upon a sound scientific principle of differential body heat quotients; a person’s body heat is dependent upon many factors, body weight, height, and amount of hair being the major three. This dance is based upon the movements undertaken whilst transferring their felt headgear.
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE OLD BAZAAR IN CAIRO
One of the most popular dances, this is based on the frenzied activities seen in Cairo when The Fabulous Fezheads went on a fact finding mission in 1995. After a day spent out in the desert, The Fabulous Fezheads returned and roamed the Bazaar, took refreshment and bathed in the unique atmosphere. They watched and learned. This dance is the culmination of that learning.
ADONIS KEBAB & THE BAYONETS OF BAGHDAD
This dance is a skillful blend of traditional English sword dancing and Moroccan sabre dancing. As expected, combining two such different traditions called for many hours of planning, discussion and practice.
An early version of this ended with the swords being grouped together to form a six-pointed star, but this was dropped after it led to a misunderstanding during a performance in Cairo in 1973.
We are however, rather proud of the present finished effort. Audiences throughout the land have always been amused and entertained whenever the Fezheads have appeared with weapons tightly gripped and ready for this colourful display.
THE DANCE OF OUR FATHERS
At weddings, parties, wakes and Bah Mitzvahs (we do not get invited to these, strangely enough) around the known world, male parents are displaying amazing feats of body co-ordination coupled with a suspect sense of rhythm.
These are features entirely familiar to Fezheads who, in recognition, have produced the Dance of our Fathers, or Dad Dancing as it is also known.
As well as strange movements of the feet this dance also features contrived exchanges of headgear (see Sons of the Desert).
COMMENCE THE DANCING
When Afkatgl’s fingers get numb from excessive playing, or Noisy Fez has forgotten the tune, or the musicians are all too drunk to play, the Fezheads must resort to singing for musical accompaniment.
Noting that Laurel and Hardy made a film called “Sons of the Desert”. And their fan club is known as The Sons of the Desert. With this coinciding with a Fezhead performance piece called Sons of the Desert, it was obvious that we would adapt a dance from Laurel and Hardy’s “Way Out West.”
THE SAND DANCE!
The one and only! A classic! A legend! A tour de force! A coup de grace! A cul de sac!