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Laurel, Hardy, Santana

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Flamboyant

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Get Loose: When’s the Last Time You Really Opened Out Your Body?

Research suggests that opening out the body with postures reminiscent of Blake’s Vitruvian man increases esteem, confidence in speaking, and risk-taking. Two ways to open your body are to do some very particular yoga postures or dance. In the below video, Daft Punk … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert Dances

He’s “up all night to get lucky.”

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An Incarnation of Shiva

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Dionysus Asks, “When’s the Last Time You Really Danced?”

Daft Punk meets Soul Train. The French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter (who make up Daft Punk) were both born in the 1970s, so this seems an apt remix for one of their songs. And the dancers, in terms of age, are pushing 60 now. … Continue reading

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A New Olympic Sport is Born?

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Lydia Calas: Best Sign Language Translator Ever

Mayor Bloomberg’s sign language translator, Lydia Calas, is really something. ___________ Here’s somebody putting her to music:

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Danced Lately?

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The Grand Rapids LipDub: Russian Ark, American Style

The following film, as a single tracking shot, put me in mind of Russian Ark. It was filmed on May 22nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Roger Ebert calls it “The greatest music video ever made.” I wouldn’t go anywhere near that far. Has … Continue reading

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Groovy Park Instrument Players Led by a Singing and Dancing Kybele

Some male devotees accompany their chain-wielding goddess: Below are some fit lines from Euripides’ Bakkhai  (from scene 1) describing Korybantes—ecstatic drumming and pipe-playing young men devoted to the Phrygian mother-goddess Kybele: Triple-crested Korybantes Devised for me The circle of stretched hide! In … Continue reading

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What’s the Right Rhythm for the Weekend, for Life?

If you think that life is worth living, are you? And what’s it worth living for, anyway? Maybe the hint is in this video. Or maybe not. What do you think?

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A Reality Check for Tea Partiers—and a Reason to Dance

At 538 yesterday was a tidy summing up of the trecherous demographic waters facing the Republican Party as it moves into the next decade or two: The Center for American Politics’ Ruy Teixeira, one of the top political demographers in … Continue reading

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Balinese Monkey Dance Based on a Story in the Ramayana

Some thoughts related to this here. Background here.

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Mental Health Break

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Memo to Self: Dance Your Life Without Worrying about What Others Might Think of You

And in what you love and dream, be free.

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Mental Health Break

Karma cleanser: Feel better now?

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Mental Health Break

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Yes, It’s the Beginning of a Real Wedding

Hey, Apollo! Who let Dionysus into this wedding ceremony early? Isn’t Dionysus supposed to slip in at the end—with the wet and lusty kiss?  And yes, the video has gone viral:

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Was Michael Jackson a Paedophile? British Millionaire Terry George, Now 42, Says the 21 Year Old Michael Jackson Regularly Used to Call His Home, When He was 13, and on at Least One Occasion Masturbated while George was on the Phone Line

The 21 year old Michael Jackson masturbating while his 13 year old “friend” was on the phone line? That’s the deeply disturbing claim made by a 42 year old British millionaire businessman, Terry George. The Britisher says he has long forgiven Jackson. Being … Continue reading

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