with California Revels
Monday, September 7, 12:00-3:00PM
Joaquin Miller Park, 3594 Sanborn Drive, Oakland
Every Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for their legendary 16 kilometer trek of dancing through countryside and pub yards. This year, Wakes Monday falls on September 7, which is also Labor Day in America.
The California Revels is calling for dance teams and interested individuals to come together for a day of picnicking, dancing and music, which will culminate in the Bromliad - a mass dance of the Abbots Bromley antler dance featuring more people than have ever before danced it at one time (we hold the record of 144 dancers in 2010, and want to top that number this year).
All Abbots Bromley and traditional English, Scottish, Contra, Morris, and other dance enthusiasts are invited to join the California Revels in a day of good food, good music, good dancing and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.
On Monday, September 7, this free event will take place in a beautiful glade in Joaquin Miller Park - one of the East Bay's most picturesque park locations. Picnickers can arrive any time after 11:30AM. Bring the kids, a blanket and your favorite picnic and beverages. There will be music and Morris dancing (teams cordially invited) as well as called group dancing (callers and players cordially invited, too). Then at 1:00PM, we’ll set up for the largest Abbots Bromley serpentine ever. The fun continues until 3:00PM, as there will be English, Morris, and other dancing throughout the day as the spirit moves you. Join us and be a part of dance history!