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Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancing On the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

The Bouwerie Boys, a New York based morris dance troupe, were performing on the Promenade yesterday afternoon. Morris is a style of folk dancing that originated centuries ago–it’s mentioned in Shakespeare–in the Cotswolds region of England. Some authorities believe it originated in pre-Christian Celtic, or Druidic, fertility festivals. Morris dancing on the Promenade has become […]

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Sword Dancing on the Promenade

It has been the tradition for some years now for groups doing English folk dance to perform on the Promenade on an evening in June. The clip above shows the troupe Half Moon Sword, who take their name from Henry Hudson’s ship, doing the Bampton Weavers Long Sword Dance.

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