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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

FotR TE caps ~ Frodo dancing at the Farewell Party

Posted on 2005.11.27 at 15:54

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-11-27 22:56 (UTC) (Link)
That is the "funky chicken" dance? I thought it was standard male-female folkdance fare. But, no, this sort of folk dance does feature a good bit of bird-courting behaviour. The hen just stands there with a bright eye and a saucy tilt to her beak, puffs her breast feathers and flips her "skirts" in an invitational manner. The male struts and capers about for her, puffs out his cheeks and flaps his wings, hoping to win her favour. I suppose that's what all those "funky chickens" are doing. I believe this cap ends with Frodo clasping his waistcoat lapels, a movement which resembles the chikcen-wing lifting of the elbows. But it is a very standard "guy" posture in country dances. Well, in U.S. ones, anyway. Cowboy dances have the men do that a lot.

Yes, his partner definitely has the "Pearl Took" look we have seen before, right in your icon (from the painting of the lass with the beautiful Frodo-ish lad on the swing).

You notice that we're all talking as if they're the real characters and not the actors. It's just too cool, that, isn't it? :D

They aren't the real characters?
Mariole
mariole at 2005-11-28 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
They are completely real. *pets*

I have loved that "cute little hobbit-bint" for ages. Sigh; that is so me!

Really cool to learn about the lapel grasping and real-life funky chicken behavior. Strut, Frodo! Strut your stuff! *coos*
(Anonymous) at 2011-02-05 20:09 (UTC) (Link)
Who is the actress dancing with frodo
Mechtild
mechtild at 2011-02-05 22:22 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know. One of the hobbit actors, but I don't know the name. Someone at TORN would know, I'll bet. :)
(Anonymous) at 2012-01-08 20:28 (UTC) (Link)

actress name dancing with frodo

im not sure who lorn is but can anyone tell me who the actress is doing chicken dance with frodo. my brother thinks he may know her.waiting to see if anyone on this site can answer this question.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2012-01-08 21:42 (UTC) (Link)

Re: actress name dancing with frodo

I'm afraid I don't know. I've never tried to find out her name. I'm glad she was cast, whoever she is. She worked well in the scene. :)
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