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Thread #90355   Message #1712705
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
07-Apr-06 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: UK BBC2 Morris dancing on Culture Show
Subject: RE: UK BBC2 Morris dancing on Culture Show
I saw bits of it and was quite taken by the drama of it.

I think that is what is sometimes (often?) missing from current Morris - a sense of drama or oddness or something. Morris isn't just people doing jolly country dancing. Although most of us have doubts about its roots etc. it can be exciting and dramatic and to my own surprise I felt that watching the programme.

And just because I won't let it lie ......

.... can those who black up, and offend a probable small minority, white up, green up, rainbow up and join a living vibrant tradition?