The Evil Uncle

Blacked up morris dancing

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on April 23, 2009

I was reading Shortlist this week and Ricky Gervais was talking about Morris Dancers who black up their faces, which is apparently the traditional way to do it as it comes from Moorish (as it Morocco) dancing.

Anyways, so wrong, but hilarious. I love the looks on the faces of the people watching…

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  1. blackwatertown said, on April 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I just saw black face Morris for the first time last night – The Wolf’s Head and Vixen crew. They come from Kent I think. Yes, a big contrast with the guys who dance in daylight. There some pics and a wee video here http://wp.me/pDjed-ki


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