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Thread #161296   Message #3832473
Posted By: Snuffy
14-Jan-17 - 03:42 AM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Some sense being talked at last! Nobody has objected to dancers wearing disguise, only to painting the whole of the face entirely black.

Any other colour, or combination of colours and designs is acceptable. This is the position taken by FRESH, Shrewsbury Folk festival and EFDSS - see Rtim's 10th January 08:49 posting of the EFDSS statement: "We use contemporary images of dance sides that disguise their faces with the use of masks or non-black paint and patterns in our print, online, and teaching resources, and engage such dance sides for EFDSS events and education projects."