In 1599 when Shakespeare was building the Globe and writing Hamlet, William Kemp danced nine days of wonder, doing Morris Dancing from London to Norwich.
In 1899 Morris Dancers entranced Cecil Sharp and changed the direction of his life and English folk traditions forever.
Morris Still Lives.
- Despite the peregrinations of our national story,
- the vicissitudes of our relationship with the rest of the continent,
- and even the egregious periodic infestations of sesquipedalians
Oh, come on… as Dame Edna said to Mr Archer: “I always say, if you can’t laugh at yourself, Jeffrey, you’re missing the joke of the century.”
Morris Lives On. Why has it survived…? What do people see in it…?
This is your chance to find out… at our Beginners Workshop, Monday 7th October at Christ Church Hall, Sutton 20:00. Full details about the venue on the Join Us page of the website… https://www.esmm.org.uk/join-us/.
But don’t come alone – bring a friend!