Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to Y.M.C.A.?*

Considering that I have two left feet, I love dance. Considering that I can't sing a note or bang a drum in time, I love music. So here's some.........

The first one comes from Lotus, who adds: 'This is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin; considering the tight coordination required, the performance is nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all deaf. Yes, you read correctly. All 21 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes. Relying only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once intricate and stirring.
Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics. But it had long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries.
Its lead dancer is 29 year old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute. The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year.'

This second one is a tourist video, shot in Egypt, a great place for dance from all over the world. Thankfully, this amazing twirler didn't grab anyone from the audience (I was in a Tangier club when the belly dancer grabbed the only other european male there and ritually humiliated him. His wife didn't speak to anyone for the rest of the night).

Next, Europe fights back with its big guns, Tchaikovsky, Fonteyn and Nureyev:

Or, you could always pogo the night away........

*Dave Sokolowski, WTFHI.

1 comment:

  1. Wow (pant pant pant)! But while I might wish more detail on ritual-humiliation-in-Tangier, JD and Isom Hadaway -- though very high on the dervish and somewhat into pogoing -- yet prefer Kitteh Polka.