A coming-together of Aelf and Gythe in an explosion of dance and music. A fusion of proud beauty and animal passion, a whirling mass of black and silver to confound the eye and delight the ear. From their spiritual home of Aelfechurch (Aelfenholme in the old tongue) they travel near and far to entrance simple mortals, for whom one sight of their rhythmic swaying can mean total enchantment.
This fine team of Border Morris Dancers are named for Aelfgythe, she was a Saxon woman who had been accepted into the Christian faith and made a saint as a result of her good deeds.
William of Malmsbury (c1095-c1143) wrote in his chronicles about how she ‘redeemed condemned men, gave away precious garments to the poor and stoically endured prolonged physical suffering’.
They’ve kindly agreed to bring their beauty and their passion to Nottingham on Saturday 26th January 2019. Tickets are on sale now from the Nottingham Playhouse website or booking office – https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/dance/dancing-england/