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From Local to Global: Reflections on Dance Dissemination and Migration within Polska and Lindy Hop Communities

  • Mats Nilsson

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This article discusses dissemination of dances in and out of Sweden, and the dancing communities these processes create. The examples are the African-American Lindy Hop, which originated in New York City, and the polska, a couple dance considered to be the number one Swedish folk dance. Both dances were once used in local community dancing, while today they belong to dancing communities in many places around the world.

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From Local to Global: Reflections on Dance Dissemination and Migration within Polska and Lindy Hop Communities

  • Mats Nilsson

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