Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Credit where credit is due

While (as mentioned earlier in the week), I still find the Ice Dance compulsories to be about the dullest thing at the Olympics, the Original Dance section is actually proving to be quite a bit of fun. While it's far from consistent, some of the couples have clearly made a real effort to take an extant dance form and figure out how to be at least *somewhat* true to it, within the constraints imposed on them. Both the western bar dance (the first one) and the Indian dance have been delightful to watch, precisely because they were working hard to inject the right nuances from the original form.

Although I have to say, I find it downright funny to discover that neither of the country and western dances have been done by American couples. Just goes to show that *everybody* gets their culture looted for these events...

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