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Folklore: Portuguese Morris?

Les in Chorlton 20 Sep 13 - 02:57 PM
Manitas_at_home 21 Sep 13 - 01:26 PM
Les in Chorlton 21 Sep 13 - 01:35 PM
Tradsinger 21 Sep 13 - 04:42 PM
ripov 21 Sep 13 - 05:13 PM
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Les in Chorlton 22 Sep 13 - 04:18 AM
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Les in Chorlton 23 Sep 13 - 02:47 AM
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Subject: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Sep 13 - 02:57 PM

Have a look at the photo I took recently on a Portuguese Ramblers Holiday:

Have a look here

What can we make of this?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 01:26 PM

The link seems to go to Facebook. Where can we see the photo on there?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 01:35 PM

Can you see them here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/285466650899/


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Tradsinger
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 04:42 PM

In the northwest of Portugal, in the Tras-os-Montes area, they have a stick dance tradition in just 11 village. The dancers are called Pauliteiros and if you try this word in YouTube you will find lots of examples. Their dances are similar to stick dances throughout northern Spain, with 2 short sticks. The most spectacular figure of the Portuguese Pauliteiros is "Assalto do Castelo" ("Attack on the Castle"). Check it out.

The Gloucestershire Morris Men, of whom I am a member, were delighted to be in a concert in Spain this summer with a Pauliteiros group from Sendim. The group in the picture appear to be from the town of Miranda do Douro, right against the Spanish border.

Tradsinger


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: ripov
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 05:13 PM

A search on YouTube for "Catalan Stick Dance" also finds a few familiar scenes, although with rather different music!
For example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtSuROInpKs


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Tradsinger
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 06:33 PM

The Catalan version is "Ball de Bastons" ("Stick dance") and there are over 100 groups in Catalonia. If you google "ball de bastons" you will find stacks of videos on YouTube. To see a stick dance from elsewhere in Spain, try looking up "Danza de palos" "Muelas del Pan" on YouTube to see similar dances from western Spain.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 Sep 13 - 04:18 AM

Thanks a lot Tradsinger and ripov.

"The group in the picture appear to be from the town of Miranda do Douro, right against the Spanish border".

I took the photo a couple of weeks ago in Miranda whilst on a Ramblers Holiday in the Douro Valley. I also got this photo from the wall of an Arts Centre in the same area:


https://www.facebook.com/events/206532216182054/


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: The Sandman
Date: 22 Sep 13 - 06:13 AM

thanks


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Sep 13 - 06:40 PM

Miranda has its own language as well as distinctive dance traditions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirandese_language

and you can even buy course materials to learn it.

I have only been to that part of the world once, more than 20 years ago, but really liked it.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Sep 13 - 07:21 PM

Thanks for the info and the links on these dances. I enjoyed watching them on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 02:47 AM

Does anybody have any information about the history of these dances or what the dancers believe the dances are all about?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: GUEST,LesB
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 04:56 AM

Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtHRiGruag8

There are several dances from this group. I wonder if there are any Portugese looking up Southport Swords for 'ancient' English swordances?
:-)
Cheers
Les (must fix my cookie)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: GUEST,LesB
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 05:09 AM

Found a better one. Dancing in a shopping center
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 05:41 AM

Thanks Les - thats brilliant


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Tradsinger
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 07:05 AM

As I posted earlier, just search for Pauliteiros on Youtube and you'll find loads of video.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: TheSnail
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 07:40 AM

Wonderful stuff. I wonder if I could get a research grant.

As a bit of an aside, in LesB's "Dancing in a shopping center" video, someone walks past in the background at about 1.20 who appears to be a perfectly ordinary member of the public except that they are about nine feet tall.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Portuguese Morris?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 26 Sep 13 - 03:51 AM

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