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Talk – “Sticks, Hankies, Baldricks & Bells – Dances of Catalunya” – Stephen Rowley (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 27 March 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Catalan Dancers by Stephen Rowley

Talk – “Sticks, Hankies, Baldricks & Bells – Dances of Catalunya” – Stephen Rowley

Spain has a vibrant traditional dance culture, with many distinctive regional styles.  Catalunya is notable for its ‘Balls Populars’ – Popular Dances.   There are aspects of these dances which we as morris dancers can identify with, for instance costume (whites, baldricks, bell pads), columnar form, pipe and tabor music, sticks and handkerchiefs.  In this talk Stephen Rowley takes us to the Fiesta to find out more.

Visca Balls Populars!  Visca Catalunya!

Talk for approx 50 mins then time for Q&A

Your host

Stephen Rowley founded the Mummers Symposium in 2011 – an annual meeting of mummers, folklorists and academic researchers from around the world.  He is also a musician and dancer, founder of the International Mummers Festival, the International Pipe and Tabor Festival, and The Taborers Society.  He has performed and taught widely in Europe, USA, Russia and Australia.  He has a particular interest in the festival procession dances of the Iberian peninsular and their music.

To register

Please complete this online form: Register for the Talk -“Sticks, Hankies, Baldricks & Bells – Dances of Catalunya”; you will receive a confirmation email immediately (check your spam/junk/promotions folder!).  We will send you a Zoom link a couple of days before the event.  Open to all – you don’t have to be a member of a team in The Morris Federation.

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Sunday 27 March 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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