Dancing in the library? Why yes it will be happening next month in Everett, Washington and you are invited to come and watch the show. Here are the details.
Join in the fun as the Mossybacks dance their own unique take on the Cotswold style of English Morris dancing on Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett. This event will feature lively stick dancing, live music and, as always, enthusiastic audience participation.
The history of Morris dancing dates back over 500 years and is mentioned by Shakespeare. This colorful folk performance is a celebration and demonstration of dance and music, performed at seasonal festivals and holidays to banish the darkness of winter, celebrate the warmth and fertility of summer, and bring in the golden harvest of autumn.
The Mossyback Morris Men have been dancing the old Morris dance in the Seattle area since 1980. They have performed throughout the Pacific Northwest, nationwide, from the West Coast to the East, and to the internationally in places as far away as Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto and Hong Kong.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not compulsory. To receive program change updates, sign up here: eps.org/signmeup. Call 425-257-8000 or visit eps.org/events for more information on this program or other library programs.
The Everett Public Library was founded in 1894 by the Everett Woman’s Book Club. The historic Main Library was built in 1934 by architect Carl Gould, and the Evergreen Branch opened in 1985. The library’s two branches serve residents of the city of Everett and surrounding communities, circulating more than 400,000 articles a year and hosting hundreds of programs for children. and adults. We connect the community to resources and services that inform, educate and entertain. For more information about the Everett Public Library, visit www.epls.org.