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Morris dancing?

Postby LittleJack » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:18 am

As if posting on ePlaya wasn't enough of an invitation to ridicule, I'm going the extra mile and posting about Morris dancing! :)

I'm a Morris dancer and musician, and will as usual be bringing my manjo (mando banjo) to the playa. Any other Morris dancers or musos going this year? Anyone interested in a pickup morris dance, like at the Saturday night of an Ale or a Hideous Will's? I don't know how bells will fare on the playa, but if there's enough interest I'd be willing to make non-leather bell pads.

If we get enough interest, maybe the fine folks who have done the Contra camp for the last few years will let us use their excellent dance floor. :)
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:49 am

a video example of this dance might help people decide.

good luck, though.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:05 am

My sister lives in Saddleworth and has seen the Morris dancing with the Rushcart Festival.
(yggy, youtube "morris dancing folsom street" and you'll see...)
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby LittleJack » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:25 am

Adding "folsom street" to your search will only bring up the always excellent White Rats Experimental Morris, which may not be the best representative sample of Morris dancing. For example, they're the only team I know of that sews their bells to their skin. :)
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:29 am

I think anything and everything, like that, should be tried and welcomed, to BRC.
Good on ya!!

and, maybe machetes. in stead of sticks? just for flair.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:38 am

Flaming antlers!
Loves me some Morris dancin'.
Check to see if there's an Irish pub this year. Might be a likely venue.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:01 am

Would you consider offering a lesson or two for the curious?
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:28 am

LittleJack wrote:Adding "folsom street" to your search will only bring up the always excellent White Rats Experimental Morris, which may not be the best representative sample of Morris dancing. For example, they're the only team I know of that sews their bells to their skin. :)

Yeah, well, we board vets know how to tickle ygmir's...

Um...I'm just going to...back out of this post....slowly...
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:47 am

I've been had!! Owned, as such!!

well, when it comes from "the best", it's a pure compliment.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:00 pm

All righty then!

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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:37 am

Morris Dancing is lots of fun. 8) You might try Ludo at the Dusty Swan, I think he's planning to come back this year.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby paulo999 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:02 pm

Of all the cultural oddities my country has produced, I think I can safely say - on behalf of my fellow countryman - Morris Dancing is probably our least worthy export.

Which, in the seemingly upside down world of 'That Thing in the Desert', means Morris dancing really does belong on the playa*. :D

* And, perhaps, should stay there ;)
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:17 pm

Better Morris Dancing than shrimp flavored crisps.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:46 pm

I am really hoping now, in BRC where safety is third, to finally see the "Stick and Bucket Dance." 8)
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby LittleJack » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:03 pm

We tried to perform the Stick and Bucket Dance at a MayDay evening PEERS dance, and before we could begin they threw us off the stage! I guess we'll never know...
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:04 pm

Stick and Bucket dance sounds like something straight out of Pratchett.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby lemur » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:09 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Better Morris Dancing than shrimp flavored crisps.


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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby ElmoSF » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:03 pm

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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby graidawg » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:08 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Stick and Bucket dance sounds like something straight out of Pratchett.



it is. Morriss dancing in discworld is a bit more interesting though. Having said that i have seen a few morris dancing troupes(?) that have updated the show a bit. A freind reckins its the english version of sword dancing but they had to take the swords away because dammit we cant be trusted with pointy and/or sharp things
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby knowmad » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:14 am

graidawg wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Stick and Bucket dance sounds like something straight out of Pratchett.



it is. Morriss dancing in discworld is a bit more interesting though. Having said that i have seen a few morris dancing troupes(?) that have updated the show a bit. A freind reckins its the english version of sword dancing but they had to take the swords away because dammit we cant be trusted with pointy and/or sharp things

totaly understand that GDawg. Our people have been trying(told to) Sun Dance without piercing since 1868.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby graidawg » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:17 am

doesn't that kind of defeat the point knowmad? though my whole knowledge of the sundance thing comes from watching "a man called horse" too many times a young adult. for myself i like the sword dancing thing - though we called it fighting.
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Re: Morris dancing?

Postby knowmad » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:50 am

graidawg wrote:doesn't that kind of defeat the point knowmad? though my whole knowledge of the sundance thing comes from watching "a man called horse" too many times a young adult. for myself i like the sword dancing thing - though we called it fighting.

ummm. some of us guys have a whole other Idea about "sword fighting"....
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