Mudcat Café message #2536981 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: steve_harris
10-Jan-09 - 08:22 AM
Thread Name: Morris joins the Dodo?
Subject: RE: Morris joins the Dodo?
What about dances that have no direct "connection" to the places where they are now performed? Well, can we really be certain there is no connection?

Dance is the most travelled and infectious of the folk arts. It is unimpeded by language barriers. In reality, it is a mongrel. Most discussions about origins of a dance are fruitless. Is it not better to dance a Polska than try to trace it's origins?