The Great Morris Exchange: UK 2011 / Canada-US 2013
In 2011, Maple Morris took on its most ambitious project yet, in collaboration with England's foremost Morris innovators, Morris Offspring.
Through a week of workshops and rehearsals, Maple Morris and Morris Offspring produced Must Come Down, a stage performance showcasing Morris dancing at its most inventive, joined by musicians Becky Price, Jackie Oates, Gavin Davenport,and Matthew Keegan-Phipps and storyteller Debs Newbold. A poster for the show is available on the media page.
A return leg of the collaboration in 2013 saw Maple Morris joined by Morris Offspring for two weeks of workshops and performances of Rootbound, a brand new stage production in Boston and Toronto. We will be working with some exciting musicians such as Ian Robb of Finest Kind, Emily Troll and Amelia Mason of Anadama, and Eric MacDonald. Writing collaborator Susan Cooper contributed. DVDs of the performance are also available.
We need your help to make up the costs of this project and our ongoing mission to enable the next generation of dancers to become leaders in traditional dance. Many of our dancers are students who will be unable to participate without financial support.
Maple Morris is a non-profit organization and will never ask for money we don't need. To help out, please use the Paypal link below or contact us to donate by cheque.
Thanks from Maple Morris!
(photo on this page by Melanie Hyams)
This event is supported in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.