.. am beginning to think there is a difference between a dancer's and a musician's syncopation. A musician could play the same 8 note scale and put emphasis on different notes: 126.96.36.199. would be "expected" (that's also a confusing word), whereas 12.45.78 would be unexpected. (Remember, still playing the same 8 notes, just changing the emphasis). How would a dancer change the emphasis on beats? By stamping? Or could a dancer only adhere, or not, to the syncopation presented in the music? I'm beginning to think a dancer could only leave out steps where steps are expected, maybe omitting them entirely, or maybe by putting the step somewhere else.
unable to dance (sic ! dance ) to unknown music. All the same with the golden age music. Show stars like d'Arienzo and Biagi found approval with a mixture of confirming and confusing the audience. Real interpretation isn´t aware of anything like syncopation, traspie or the like!