Joint Morris Organisations’ Virtual Day of Dance 2021 (LIVE on Zoom)

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The 'virtual' JMO Day of Dance will be on Saturday 24th April 2021 - online over Zoom. There will be 2 streams with separate Zoom links: In the 'Virtual Pub' 10:00-15:00 Morris Music Sessions. In the 'Virtual Dance Tent' 10:00-16:00 Dance Workshops then 16:00-17:00 Massed Dancing. Click on the link below for more info and to book a place, and you will be sent the Zoom links to access both streams.

Talk – Adderbury Morris Men (LIVE on Zoom)

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The history of morris dancing in Adderbury, the 1975 revival and what happened next, and the last 20 years. On 26th April 1975,  95 years since their previous demise, Adderbury Morris seemed to spring fully formed into the world again. Of course this is only part of the revival story and hides what went on during the years before that momentous day. In this talk you will discover some history of morris dancing in Adderbury and what sparked the revival in 1975. You will also find out how the dancing developed over the years and what the Adderbury Morris Men do now. Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

Last session of 6 Week Programme – Return to Dancing Fitness – Rhys Boorman (LIVE on Zoom)

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Rhys Boorman is running a 'return to dancing fitness' programme starting with a 'live' session on Sunday 21st March, and another 'live' session 6 weeks later on Sunday 2nd May. In between the two 'live' sessions, Rhys and the Morris Federation will be sending you workout sessions to focus on improving your fitness in preparation for (finally!) returning to dance practice and/or dancing out.. Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

Talk – “Who were the sword dancers, and why did they do it?” – Andrew Kennedy (LIVE on Zoom)

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Records of sword dancing can be found dating as far back as the fourteenth century, and enough books and articles have been written about it to form a small library.  Much of what has been written focuses upon the action, the events.  This talk takes a look at the people who danced, focusing on Britain and northern Europe from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century, and in particular at certain rare cases where we can investigate individual named dancers and find out a surprising amount about them. Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

Talk – ‘Morris Dancers and Rose Queens’ Volume 1: 1888-1900 ‘Once over Lightly’ – Johnny Haslett (LIVE on Zoom)

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Johnny Haslett takes us on a tour of his book Morris Dancers and Rose Queens (volume 1) - an anthology of reported Carnivals and Galas in West Lancashire between 1888 and 1900, together with the accompanying morris dancing activity. Johnny Haslett has published 3 volumes of Morris  Dancers and Rose Queens; Volume 4 will be out soon. Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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