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Posted By: steve_harris
06-Jan-09 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: Morris joins the Dodo?
Subject: RE: Morris joins the Dodo?
Olympics - I would love nothing more than for the opening ceremony to be a big and dramatic celebration of really good traditional British dancing, but only if it was to be done really well

This is the crux of the matter. I have a somewhat deserved reputation for disliking Morris. The truth is I like the 2% that's exciting. I'm afraid a lot of the general population are Philistines like me. They've seen Old Boring and Crap Morris dance out and they're not impressed.

Most sides seem to exist for reasons that don't seriously include entertaining the public. Now there may be merit in preserving a tradition, keeping fit and drinking some beer, just as there may be merit in gardening, cross-stitch and bee-keeping. The difference is that most gardeners, etc. get on with their hobby in private.

A friend of mine has recently been recruited into a side. They are exciting and she's a fine dancer. That is how it should be.

She is young but that's a very minor detail.