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Thread #90355   Message #1711889
Posted By: GUEST,Sue Cain
06-Apr-06 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: UK BBC2 Morris dancing on Culture Show
Subject: RE: UK BBC2 Morris dancing on Culture Show
Sounds good. It mentions 'Verity Sharp joins them [Morris Offspring] to see if they can breathe new life into this ancient pastime.'
It's a great idea & hopefully more sides are still keeping the tradition alive while, at the same time, having a bit of a play with it & helping it to evolve.
I dance with Boggarts Breakfast Border Morris in Sheffield & on Friday 14th April (about 10pm onwards) we'll be starting off outside Plug night club where they host the Planet Zogg techno party & then we'll be taking to the dance floor to introduce the new concept of Techno Morris. We have often taken Morris dancing to places you wouldn't normally expect to find it such as a protest sites & the old Classic Rock Bar in Sheffield. It's amazing how much people loved it & the bikers at CRB would always join in. They even asked us back time & time again, advertised us on the radio & let us practice in one of the bars. I think the only place where people have been slightly reserved was Walkabout - the Australian theme bar - but we only stayed there for a short time & we were dancing in decorated bras to raise money for breast cancer research at the time so I'm not surprised, really.