Dancing in Germany

Courtney Cartwright

Message 4729 · 30 Aug 1996 21:54:40 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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At 09:17 +0100 96/08/26,
>Armin Busse's outspoken American wife, Coletta, wrote:
>
>> Why, when there are so many Scottish Country dance groups here in Germany,
>> would a large festival import one?
>
>> Is this a German phenomena or does it happen other places?
>
I would point Coletta to the Riverdance discussions we've had in the recent
past. Surely, in Ireland, the producers could have found very accomplished
step dancers who could have done a very good job in choreographing and
performing for the Eurovision Song contest. Who did they hire to
choreograph and feature? A
couple of Americans... Perhaps the word has gotten around that these Americans
are not so tied to tradition as to enable them to provide a fresh new look to an
old tradition. ;-) After all, it's what Americans do best -- change the
world to suit us. :)

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Courtney Cartwright
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