Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
DMcG Anyone watching Morris? (29) RE: Anyone watching Morris? 02 Apr 19

I found this a much more intelligent and thoughtful programme than I expected, and the points Howard highlighted above were ones that struck me as important as well. At one point the presenter was saying how many sides treat this as an artform comparable to ballet, and that is my experience of some sides too. Thinking about ballet, though, while Matthew Bourne's all-male Swan Lake is well known, it seems to have been a one-off, more than a trend setter. I have yet to see mixed wilis in "Giselle", for example, so it is fair to say that formal dance does have a strong gender divide in general - morris is not really exceptional.

I have no objection at all to mixed sides, but I agree with the presenter that there might be more to consider than just my default position that everything should be open to everyone.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.