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Thread #157043 Message #3704969
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
28-Apr-15 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: What exactly is Morris dancing?
Subject: RE: What exactly is Morris dancing?
Thanks, Penny S! (Sorry I did not address you more directly earlier - I'd misplaced your name.)
That helps a bit—I am in California, USA, so I had no clear idea of your context :-)
It's still interesting to know about. Often, nowadays, Gujaratis represent themselves through stick dances. Punjabis *typically* do not, despite the fact that there *are* Punjabi dances with sticks. A generic name for these dances is "Dandaas" (whereas Gujaratis call it "Dandiya.") The historical origin of the Punjabi dances with sticks is the northwestern side of the current Pakistani Punjab province. None of them, as far as I know, are "native" to the part of the Punjab region now contained in India. (I mention that only by way of interesting trivia.) They have been staged, but are done much less, hence my curiosity.
Thanks for sharing that.