BLACK JOAK MORRIS
Black Joak Morris performs the traditional folk dancing of the bucolic English Cotswolds. Morris dancing is fresh and varied, friendly and skilled, danced to live music provided by our talented and knowledgeable musicians. The dancing ranges from single-person jigs to nine-person spectaculars. It is an ancient tradition associated with fertility rites and celebration of the seasons. It is also a living tradition, and we perform many dances written recently and by Australian sides, including us! The Joakers are a large, energetic side who couple athletic display with bright costumes and loud bells to delight and mystify audiences of all ages.