I left my moris to go to anoyher last month as girls were dropping like flies and what??? The slings may well have had their origin in knotted handkerchiefs.
Many thanks pm Wonder How much longer it will be before we can all start to practice again. There was quite a bit of interest in my post on Carnival Morris, so I'll try and show the evolution. You're moving at a steady pace, and there may be other bands in addition to your own, so you can't afford to be dependent on music with complex tunes.
It's likely that somewhere around a third of traditional NW sides danced in clogs. Nowadays, anything that swings well can be used.
See this video and scroll to 3 mins, to see Customs and Exiles. They're using 'slings' in their hands.
X pm Practice. Here, one of my favourite pieces of morris insanity is the Saddleworth Rushcart procession: "Saddleworth Rushcart Festival - The rushcart enters The Square, Dobcross" Watch on YouTube Now, the Rushcart procession often used to be accompanied by morris dancers dancing as part of the procession.
You hold the spindles in your hands Having said they aren't that good, notice how the footwork suddenly becomes much better as they get closer to the audience. This is an old photo of Whitworth Rushcart procession.
They're dancing a modern North West dance that is pretty much in the general style of the tradition. There's no point in exhausting yourself in a long procession in the bits where there's hardly anyone watching.
How many troupes are still practicing? You can tell instantly if anyone is off the beat.
The focus is on formation and crisp polka steps. The short decorated sticks are the norm for North West morris. You'll see exactly what I mean about clogs being useful in a processional environment. Especially in the North West, which was really into carnivals and processions home of many marching brass bands chatt wellthe dance style evolved to work well with processions. You can see the Coconut dancers in the foreground Coconut dancing is an almost extinct offshoot of North West morris and the morris men along the side processing down the road with their garlands.
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If a person doesn't want to dance for that troupe anymore or wants to better themselves then let it be. We're not and cant see us meeting up again before December tbh but Ive seen a few still are. Why aren't they dancing with it now?
In all honesty, they're not terribly good, but it does show you the general idea. I dont see what the problem is if anyone wants to move troupes chwt must be a reason.
Listen to an NW side dancing on cobble stones or tarmac or any hard surface. They provide their own percussion, and it keeps the dancers in sync.
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My personal belief is because of the sound. Often short lengths of decorated rope, or sometimes old mill spindles with rope coming out the end.
Well, as you can see, they're all pulling the rushcart! My hobby my decision pm Dance mom 2 To below. It used to be believed that this was because a lot of mill workers wore clogs which is truebut people often wore their best clothes for dancing.