Morris dancing is said to date back to early to late 15th century. It is a form of folk dancing accompanied by music and based on rhythmic stepping and choreographed group dancing. Sticks, swords, hankerchiefs, and bells are often used in Morris dancing. During the Oyster Festival, there was a special area exclusively set aside for a whole afternoon of Morris dancing. I'm sure you will find it as satisfying as I found it when I was there watching it live. Please note that there are two parts of Morris Dancing articles. Stay tuned for the sequel after your perusal of this one.
We first found the Morris dancers here, in front of a churchyard.
Seems to be a very festive dance. 看起來是個非常活潑的舞蹈。
Jovial dancer. 開心的舞蹈者
Moving on to another venue. 轉移陣地ing
Here is the new venue, where you can watch till your heart's content.
Musicians at the back. 背景中可見伴奏群
Each group has a different costume theme. 每組舞群服裝主題都不同
All-ladies group. 這組只有女生
Dancing hard. 認真地跳ing
Next group, please! 要換組囉！
And next! 下一組！Cue music (咦？）
Cutie in the audience. 觀眾群裡的可愛小女孩～
Take a break, and we'll be back shortly for more Morris Dancing!
To be continued...