Re: Fascinatin' Rhythm [Debate]

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 20:08:01 -0500

Lynn, the Sumerians, considered the earliest "civilization," seemed to
have been the first to have formal armies, so they probably practiced
military drill, which is used to impose uniformity not only in marching
but, along with similar practices, in thinking, as well, and perhaps
that's its main purpose. Very different from any kind of dancing, which
expresses ethos, joy, art, spontaneity, etc. Best wishes. Ruby