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Bounty Hound Black-faced Morris dancers (286* d) RE: Black-faced Morris dancers 19 Oct 14

Oh come, come. You're not seriously suggesting that the Revival practise of black-faced Border Morris is anything other than a modern re-creation of something once practised but long died out are you?

Just to remind you Jack, to be 'revived' something had to exist in the first place. Blacking up was not exclusive to border morris, but was also in East Anglia with Molly dancers. There is absolutely nothing racist about it, and I fail to understand your issue with wanting to revive a tradition. Would you have the same issue with say, someone of West Indian origin wanting to maintain or revive something from their traditions?

And just to explain for you again, the face paint for a dancer is just one small part of the kit, and the overall 'image' it is no way an attempt to caricature anyone!

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