The annual day of traditional dance will once again be filling the streets of Buxton on Saturday July 19 with the music, colour, passion, energy and humour that the Morris brings.
Over 200 dancers and musicians from up to 20 different dancing sides will be performing throughout the day between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
Organised by local side Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men, this year’s Day of Dance promises to be bigger, better and brighter than ever with performances at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Opera House, Broad Walk, the Market Place and The Slopes among others.
As well as traditional energetic Cotswold Morris with hankies and sticks, you will be able to see stomping North West Morris with clogs and big bands; wild and exciting Border Morris with rag coats and painted faces; exuberant Appalachian step dancing; zany Molly dancing with scarves and a bearded ‘lady’; and some fast and furious Rapper sword dancing. All guaranteed to get your feet tapping.
If you would like to experience Morris as more than just a spectator sport, Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men is inviting people to ‘Give Morris a Go’ at a ‘Speed Morris’ workshop at Fringe Sunday, on July 13, where participants will be able to learn three dances in 90 minutes ready for a performance on the Promenade.
For more information, visit www.chapelmorris.org and follow the links to Day of Dance.
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