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Posted By: GUEST
26-Apr-15 - 05:11 AM
Thread Name: What exactly is Morris dancing?
Subject: RE: What exactly is Morris dancing?
There is a fairly good description on the the Morris Ring site .
Historical evidence suggests that Morris was first mentioned in about the 16th Century or perhaps a little before in court circles where it seems to have been a popular dance where individuals or small groups danced, showing off their skills to a "maiden". As a dance introduced into the court, it is first mentioned around London and the more urban areas where the court travelled. Gradually references appear in successively more rural areas as and it fell out of favour with the "nobility". (See "Stations of the Sun; Hutton)