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Do the horn dance with Portland Revelers

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Join the Portland Revelers on Sunday as the group recreates the Abbots Bromley horn dance.

The Abbots Bromley horn dance, an age-old procession still done early each September in Abbots Bromley village in Staffordshire, England, will be performed by members of the Portland Revels on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial Park, across from the World Forestry Center.

The public is invited to participate.

In the longstanding local tradition, village Morris dancers take up their historic antlers for a legendary 16 kilometer trek of dancing through countryside and pub yards. In the Revelers procession, the dancers carry sets of caribou horns, followed by a hobby horse, a man dressed as a woman, a boy with a bow and arrow and a fool who periodically dings a small triangle.

The dance is a serpentine and includes a figure in which lines of dancers approach and retire and cross and repeat, with some clashing of the horns.

All are welcome to join the Revelers in recreating the Abbots Bromley Portland-style. Horns are provided, attendees should bring a blanket to sit on and a potluck dish to share, along with enthusiasm for Keeping Portland Weird.



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