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Thread #86673   Message #1617863
Posted By: jonm
01-Dec-05 - 03:19 AM
Thread Name: Morris Dancers-why do you dance?
Subject: RE: Morris Dancers-why do you dance?
Most of my reasons are above, I've been doing it for 28 years (and I'm not yet 40!).

What saddens me most is this: When you go into Europe or Scandinavia and meet the local dance teams, they do not struggle for members, people are proud to participate in their local and national traditions, even when they are tedious circle dances. When they see morris danced properly, they marvel at the vigour, the violence and the precision and think it's wonderful. Then you come back to England and Joe Public and the press just take the p!ss.