— How do you think people express themselves through dance? And does it express? How is it shown? (using the example of a Sporovo polka). Is it possible to find out the character of a person by seeing him dance?
- The dance came out of the ritual movements of various tribes and nationalities, therefore it has a sacramental shade even in its modern secular interpretation. Therefore, any dance – tango, flamenco, polka – is the code of the movements, which was laid by generations of people connected by some signs. It is the code that serves as a talisman for those who dance it. Of course, the rhythm of the dance directly expresses the character of the people, their impulsiveness and attitude towards the world and towards themselves. In Belarus, almost always all the dances are paired, fervent, funny, "field", there are no individual parties like in flamenco or in lezginka. Pairing is always a Slavic trait, as a masculine and feminine principle, as a family, as a good sign for the future. Polka is present in many nations, but it has acquired its own national features from every nation. In Spor polka legs are not taken off the ground. And this feature suggests that Caucasians, most likely, once lived in Sporovo, settled here, created families, and from the time they lezginka turned into polka.