Sunday, September 10, 2006

Feldheim Debate Via Video

Besides the utter brilliance of what is being achieved here, there lies a greater question. Has the evolution of dance been a positive one? Witnessing white kids shake their moneymaker at Cornell was bad enough, until Ritter and I visited the Circle Bar last night. When was the greatest period of dance? Is dance dead? Is dance doomed?



Blogger Toonzie said...

I'll never stop rocking shopping cart and sprinkler! NEVER!

8:51 PM, September 10, 2006  
Blogger Angela.Lansbury said...

Have you seen that show, So you think you can dance? it's just a bunch of frickin ballerinas..... jumping and rolling around on the floor.

Dance is Fun. Who cares if that guy in the back looks like he's drowning on dry land if he's having a good time?

Granted, I am one of the greatest white dancers since Usher. Yeah. I said it.

2:44 AM, September 11, 2006  
Blogger lunchbox said...

Greatest period of dance would have to go that 9-year stretch between 1984 and 1993. Why? Because people just flat out loved to dance then. New Kids, Vanilla Ice, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Breakin', Run-DMC, Ninja Turtles (1 and 2), Ferris Beuller's Twist and Shout, Jock Jams, Cotton Eye'd Joe, and every other greatest-synchronized-dance scene in the history of cinema.

Seriously, cocaine was becoming more mainstream, beats were becoming more electric, and pop music was fully embraced by everyone. Reagan was in office and the times were affluent, and everyone knows that poor people can't (don't [shouldn't]) dance. Other than the random crazy homeless guy that you pass every day on your urban commute (for Angela known as his current community) who is dancing in front of some unwilling Furniture store, when do you see poor people dance? Antonio Banderas failed miserably in his "let's teach inner city youth the value of hard work through ballroom dance" purely because they were reaching people in the wrong bracket. Still not convincing enough? Michael Flatley is Rich, Michael Flatley dances, Rich people dance... simple logic (this was taken directly off the current LSAT exam).

Needless to say, any period of time that produced the Moonwalk, The Running Man, The Roger Rabbit, AND the NINJA RAP! has to be the best period of dance ever.

Too bad rainy, miserable, depressed Seattle had to go and fuck things up and bring everyone down until Backstreet had to come back and remind America that music was meant to be happy.

9:37 AM, September 11, 2006  
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9:37 AM, September 11, 2006  
Blogger Jafar said...

Good repeat post for emphasis.

I would say that the best dance involves a level of Ethnochoreology. This actually applies some sort of value to dance other than getting laid or looking like a "white usher."

10:53 AM, September 11, 2006  
Blogger Angela.Lansbury said...

I think I'm more qualified to say anyhting about dancing, since I am the white Usher. I mean, Jews call holding people up on chairs dancing.

Persians consider dancing to be just spinning around and kicking small children in the face.

that being said, what shall we consider dance? IS moshing Dancing? is A bunch of smelly people at Phish show tripping and convulsing dancing?

discuss heebs and camel jockeys!

2:55 AM, September 13, 2006  

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