Folk dance in Latvia: Q&A with Evija Latkovska, former “Vektors” folk dancer

While Latvia is well-known as a country of singers (and Christmas markets, and beautiful nature), not everyone knows that Latvians have another special talent: folk dancing. Folk dancing in Latvia has its origins in the 17th-18th century, and was often done as a part of pagan traditions. The first Latvian Song Festival occurred in 1873, and from 1937 onward, folk dance was…
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