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Thread #117529   Message #2532163
Posted By: Ruth Archer
05-Jan-09 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: Morris joins the Dodo?
Subject: RE: Morris joins the Dodo?
"The point she is making is that women have danced morris for many many years and its about time the ring got their collective finger out and accepted that fact."

To be honest, I'm not sure they need to. If the Federation didn't exist this would be a valid point, but it does, so morris dancers of all persuasions are able to be represented by either the Ring or the Federation. It's a broad church.

The thing I think was a bit of a mistake was for the Ring to speak out for all of morris, as there is a substantial body of sides whom it does not represent. IMHO, those kinds of statements could perhaps be made jointly by both the Federation and the Ring.