A young men's team performing Morris & Sword dances from England and Europe since 1998
A young women's team performing Morris & Sword dances from England since 2002
A mixed kids team performing Morris & Sword dances from England since 2011
Morris dancing is an energetic stick clashing, bell ringing, handkerchief flashing dance form, ideal for the energy of
youth. It is a living dance tradition with roots that go back to ancient England; the lively movements are said not only to please audiences, but as a springtime dance, to awaken the earth.
Green Mountain Morris,
Maple Leaf Morris, and
are based in Norwich, Vermont, USA.
Catamount Morris (boys and girls, 9-13)
Catamount Morris is a new team for 9-13 year old boys and girls, coached by Chris Levey and Barbara DeFelice. Our
first gig was under the name "Maple Buds" in
the Revels North Christmas Revels 2011,
where eight kids performed along with eight teens from Maple Leaf Morris.
We also danced the sun up on May Day, and performed in Boston at the Ginger Ale, and finally as part of the Revels Solstice Festival in Norwich VT.
Come join the fun!
We practice on Tuesdays 5:30-6:40 at the Marion Cross School in Norwich Vermont.
Maple Leaf Morris (teens)
At founding, Maple Leaf was a young women's side; it is now combined with Green Mountain Morris welcoming both girls and boys.
We will dance at sunrise on May 1, as we do every year, on the Thetford VT village green.
Sunday April 21st. We have just been granted a performance slot at NEFFA (south of Boston) on April 21; I hope we'll have quorum to attend this fun folk dance and music festival. There will be many other morris teams there and lots of international folk music, dance, and culture. Expect we'll arrange carpooling. We'll perform alternating with another morris team and a rapper sword team. Entrance fee is waved for us as performers. Details:
Morris and Sword Dancing Sunday April 21st, Main Entrance, 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
Listed Performers: Newtowne Morris Men, Rapport D'or, Catamount Morris
Saturday May 11. We will likely attend the Ginger Ale again.
We may dance at the Norwich Farmer's market and/or other local venues some May or June weekend
We usually dance for Revels Solfest in Norwich on or around the summer solstice (~June 20).
Black Label (9M .mp4 movie), a very unusual morris dance to the Lamb of God tune "Black Label", complete with motorcycle entrance, NEFFA 2008. Recording behind amp/speakers, where guitar is hard to hear.
Green Mountain Morris Performance History
Performances Winter/Spring 2009:
March 28: Invited Performers for Tony Barrand Lifetime Achievement Award, 12:30-5pm, Brattleboro VT.
April 26 (Sunday) NEFFA, Noon performance, Mansfield MA. (MLM performance is 11AM).
May 1: Mayday Friday 5:30AM, Thetford VT, Thetford Hill Common, Dancing the sun up.
December 13-16, 2007: (6 shows) Christmas Revels, Hanover, NH [a sword dance from the Shetland Island of Papa Stour, with added choreography to integrate the transformation of Finnish mythical queen Louhi]