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Morris Dance Controversy

Series

Series Name
This Week In Britain

Issue

Issue No.
1061
Date Released
1979
Length of issue (in feet)
175
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Morris Dance Controversy

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
COI synopsis: Morris dancing is an ancient ritual traditionally performed by men. But in these days of equal opportunity, women have formed Morris dance groups, which has created a storm of controversy within the English folk dance scene. Vicki Luke visits performances by both, and lends an unbiased ear to both sides of the argument.
Researcher Comments
NB: Information drawn from the Australian version
Keywords
Music and dance; Women; Customs and traditions
Written sources
COI Catalogue Cards [BFI National Archive]
COI Microfilm Roll 42 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 936/1061
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Cutter
John Wilson
Presenter
Vicki Luke

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