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Monday, 23 May 2011

Modern Morris

Impressive, this new spookier Morris dancing that people seem to be getting up to these days.



No one else seems to have touched on it before at FoundObjects, so I've put together a little playlist of favourites over on YouTube.

I'm getting quite excited that Morris might actually become "trendy". Especially when I hear things like The Pagan Drum Machines of Whittlesea.

2 comments:

  1. Dear Phil, thanks for this post. The costumes remind me of the Jamaican/Jonkannu 'pitchy patchy' carnival character which might have been influenced by earlier English folk customs taken to the Caribbean.
    Regards,
    Julian Beere

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  2. It wouldn't surprise me if the influence is also flowing back the other way, and these British Morris sides are borrowing from carnival costumes from around the world.

    I may be wrong though.

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