The brown hare originated in the steppes of Central Asia, in the shadow of the Altai mountains, but it has become an integral part of Dartmoor folklore. The myths of The Witch of Tavistock (or Buckland), The Hunted Hare and Bowerman the Hunter all feature hares which transform into women. Though scarcer today than in the past, the brown hare can still be seen on the west side of the Moor.
MED Theatre’s Brown Hare dance drama used three myths, one from the Far East, one from Africa and one from Dartmoor. It was performed twice high on the side of Hameldown at High Heathercombe, the second time as part of The Edge festival, in 2010.