Miss Milligan

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Message 29471 · 2 Feb 2002 17:56:24 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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While there is not much question that some of what Miss Milligan interpreted
from the past and/or created herself was based on her own personal, perhaps
sometimes arbitrary, perhaps speculative judgment of how things were or
should be, this is nothing contrary to the tradition of Scottish Country
Dancing which long preceded her and which she sought to rediscover and
preserve. As our dance form was developing as a sophistocated, urban, social
activity in the Industrial Revolution Era cities of the Scottish Lowlands,
dance masters, largely from the Continent, were themselves literally
reïnventing Scottish dance tradition. Without Miss Milligan we would
doubtless have something quite different, or perhaps not much of anything at
all, but I greatly enjoy what has evolved and am grateful to her for her
work, regardless of how much of it may have been based on her own creativity,
judgment, and/or reïnterpretation.

Robb Quint
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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