Come See Us Dance in 2021!

We love an audience! Come see us perform throughout May and June (and beyond). Check back here for the most current information, or sign-up for our mailing list by sending an email to berkmorris-friends+subscribe@googlegroups.com, or follow us on Facebook.

Video Performances
While we're all sheltering in place and unable to dance together, we've been taking it as an opportunity to create some amazing video productions.
Princess Royal
At dawn on May morning in 2020 we were all dancing the sun up from our own separate locations, and our in-house video master used that footage to produce an astounding mash-up of The Princess Royal.
Banks of the Zee
For the Midwest Ale this year, a virtual event attended only over the internet, we created this live performance of Banks of the Zee and are declaring the birth of the new Morris dance tradition of "Zoomington"!
Our 2021 schedule:
Saturday, May 1, 2021
May Day!
There is NO Mayday celebration at Inspiration Point in Tilden Park this year - please do NOT come out.
However, the individual members of Berkeley Morris will be joyfully dancing up the sun, as individuals in their own homes and backyards and local green spaces, and thanks to the miracle of the Internet, we can all share the moment: Join our YouTube live stream at 6:00 am on Saturday to help us keep the wheel of the seasons turning!

Past events. Did you miss us at these? Maybe we'll see you next year!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Open Zoom Workshops
7:30-9:30 Pacific Time
 

Fellow Morris Dancers:

It's been a long time since we all danced together, and some of us are really feeling the loss of connection with Wassail season upon us.

Berkeley Morris has continued to dance together weekly via Zoom, and we're inviting you to join us for a workshop to check out our new Zoomington tradition. It's fun and silly and not just solo jigs danced simultaneously. (But there's some of that too.)

If you'd like to join us for an open Zoomington practice session, please have a clear space (and a wooden spoon or pool noodle for “stick” dances). Randall will teach the basic figures, then you can join us in some dances.

Tuesday, February 23

7:30-9:30 pm, with a virtual pub stop afterwards.

Looking forward to seeing you all in person some day.

- Beth, Berkeley Morris Squire

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Summer Solstice
7:00pm-8:30pm Tonight we'll be marking the longest day of the year by dancing in some pandemic-appropriate way, and probably sharing the experience online. Watch this space for more details.
Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, 2020
Midwest Ale
The great Midwest Ale is in online this year. Berkeley Morris produced this video as our show dance for the Ale, introducing the fabulous new dance tradition of Zoomington: Banks of the Zee
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Berkeley Parks Tour/Little Farm
Today is the day when we'd normally be shaking legs and jingling bells all over Tilden. Lacking that, feel free to treat yourself to these pictures of Berkeley Morris with their own personal shelter-in-places animals:
Virtual Little Farm.pdf
and a very Merry May to you and yours!
Friday, May 1, 2020
May Day!
Lucy will NOT be at Inspiration Point this May 1. She has instructed Berkeley Morris to NOT go there, and in the interest of everyone's safety, she wants all Mayday celebrants to STAY AWAY.
There is NO Mayday celebration at Inspiration Point in Tilden Park this year - please do NOT come out.
However, the individual members of Berkeley Morris will be dutifully dancing up the sun, as individuals in their own homes and backyards and thanks to the miracle of the Internet, we can all share the moment: Join our YouTube live stream at 6:00 am on Friday to help us keep the wheel of the seasons turning!
Update! This is the complete video of our May Morning dances: May Morning 20202
With love,
Berkeley Morris
The weekend of April 24-25, 2020
The California Morris Ale
Cancelled.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
A continuing tradition with us, we'll be performing at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair offering plenty of Yule and Good Cheer to all! Happy Christmas!
  • 10:45 Mad Sal's
  • 12:30 the Silk Road stage
  • 1:30 Fezziwig's Warehouse
  • Sunday, September 8, 2019
    Solano Stroll
    We are pleased to once again be part of the Solano Stroll, the signature street fair of Albany and North Berkeley.
    We'll be performing near the intersection of Solano and Carmel, near Gordo's Taqueria.
    • First set 12:00 noon
    • Second set 2:00
    • Final set 4:00