Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dancing In The Streets

During the Open Streets TO event in August when sections of  Bloor & Yonge St were closed to vehicular traffic there were various groups performing along the streets. One of them was this group of Morris Dancers who were out in front of Varsity Stadium at U of Toronto. They were very enthusiastic and despite it being a hot day they jumped and reeled and entertained everyone for a long time! Morris dancing is a type of English folk dancing that has been around since at least the 1400s and usually involves the wearing of bells on the legs and swinging handkerchiefs in the hands while performing set moves.

20 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love dancing groups. No matter what always very energetic.

Karl Demetz said...

I also love dancing groups :-)

Halcyon said...

Morris dancing is one of those things that people either love or hate! ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, how neat!

Sharon Anck said...

They do look very energetic.

Bill Nicholls said...

Oh no please don't tell me you had Morris dancers there, bad enough over here with them

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You have to admire their enthusiastic spirit on a hot day Pat :) well captured here, with all feet off the ground!

Gosia k said...

I love street performers.

EG CameraGirl said...

Morris dancers truly are an energetic group!

jennyfreckles said...

Home from home here!

Lois said...

It looks like fun to watch. Wish I could hear those bells!

Taken For Granted said...

Fine photo of the mid-air Morris dancers. Have a friend who does this. He seems to get a kick out of it, but I'll give it a pass.

William Kendall said...

I've seen this sort of thing done before. It takes skill!

Revrunner said...

Sure seems to be a lot of dancing going on around the Internet lately. :-)

Cloudia said...

Hula yes, but Morris Dancers I have not enjoyed before today for many years!





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Randy said...

Nice in the air shot.

Jack said...

I really like Morris dancing. John from Cambridge, England, often shows Morris Dancers on his blog. I look forward to seeing them.

Karen said...

A cool action shot with all their feet off the ground!

José Mendonça said...

Now I have "Dancing In The Street" on my mind! :-)

Stephanie said...

I have always wanted to see what they do as dancers. Cool shot!