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Mr Red Origin/details required: La Mouresque (16) RE: Origin/details required: La Mouresque 19 Aug 20

I could dance a bouree to the modern versions of the tune.

FWIW our Morris developed from Moresque - which was a display dance style and performed for the rich. The practitioners were more likely of middle eastern/Indian origin. They were highly skilled tumblers. As a result local English dancers tried to emulate them & with darkened faces. One of the many explanations for black-faced Morris. The hiding of identity had relevance much later.

La Mourisque on YouTube (Hammersmith Morris)

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