Morris dance is a traditional folk dance among the English. Since its first recorded inception during the 1400s, Morris dance has become a stable of English folk heritage that has reached across the globe for English people who continue to the tradition as well as introduction of the tradition in new forms. Morris dance consists… Continue reading Morris Dance in the United States
Morris dance is an English traditional dance that was first documented about the 1400s. Since that time, Morris dance has expanded to various regions in England, developing unique styles within those regions. From those styles, the consciousness and daily ways of seeing the world as well as ways of making sense of the world can… Continue reading Styles of Morris Dance
Morris dance is experiencing questionable progress within contemporary culture. With generational gaps, geo-political uprising, and multiple issues facing young people in a tough and turbulent international world, the future of Morris dance can seem dire and grim. Neopaganism, is one avenue through which Morris dance has an opportunity to survive. Neopaganism appeals to younger persons… Continue reading Neopagan Revival of Morris Dance
Morris dance has been around for centuries and is a folk style English dance. There are variations on the varieties of Morris dance. They are named based on the village they came from. The first recorded information about Morris dance is from the 15th century, although it is believed the dance predates that time period. … Continue reading What is Morris Dance and how did it start?
Morris dancing has a long history in England. There is debate about exactly how long but certainly hundreds of years. Some Cotswold Morris sides can see their history go back before 1800! Many traditions ended after world war 2. Many of the clubs that exist now are revived clubs. They studied the early books of… Continue reading About Morris Dancing and where to learn
One of the most popular forms of morris dances is with the use of sticks and/or handkerchiefs. This type of dancing can be traced back to the medieval times. The dance was done by 4-8 men holding the sticks or handkerchiefs while performing the morris dance. The handkerchiefs are said to be adopted from the… Continue reading Origins And Types Of Morris Dancing
Morris Dance is a traditional folk dance that has been around for 100’s of years. It originated in England but has spread to Europe, Australia and the United States. There are a variety of styles of Morris Dance. The various styles originated in different areas of the country. There are three main organizations that help… Continue reading Where to learn how to Morris Dance?
Morris dancing nowadays has a variety of dance forms, from the traditional morris dancing of the English folk to the more recent mumming technique that is a prodigy of the theatre. This is all thanks to Cecil Sharp, a musicologist who recorded and documented various dance forms of the morris that were being done in… Continue reading Half A Century Of Morris Dancing In Australia
Morris dancing originated from England but the who and when of its origin remains a mystery. It has been there for centuries and even Shakespeare cared to give it some publicity in his plays. Morris dance is usually for shows and not a social dance; and as a result it is usually performed before an… Continue reading Different Styles Of Morris Dancing
Morris Dance is a traditional folk dance that has been around for centuries. It is rich with traditional clothes and history. There are many sides around England, Europe and the United States where you can witness this great tradition. Once witnessing this style of dance you might decide you need to give it a go… Continue reading Opportunities to see Morris Dance and try it out.