Mudcat Café message #2718717 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123472   Message #2718717
Posted By: MGM·Lion
08-Sep-09 - 06:37 AM
Thread Name: The Folk Process
Subject: RE: The Folk Process
Yes one can Dick. It's not just a matter of QUALITY, it's also a matter of CATEGORY and of accepted DEFINITION.

I happen to think that 'Les Sylphides', Diaghilev Ballet, 1910, music Chopin, choreography Michel Fokine, is a wonderful dance creation. And I happen also to like Folk Dance. But the QUALITY of the first doesn't in itself make it the second, does it! And would you want it to?

Unless that is we are to go back to that BLOODY HORSE of Satchmo's or Broonzy's or whoever the smartarse was who thought he'd said something profound when all he has said was bollox... 'a DREARY axiom' as Bert Lloyd called it.