Friday, September 28, 2007

Dance or Dunce??

Where has quality gone? All art forms require dedication and practice. But most people do not realize this. Especially those who claim to "dance". The fact that dance and them are complete strangers would be discernible to even a person suffering from glaucoma. Yet they seem to take a perverse pleasure in torturing us with their "dance" and seek feedback (read appreciation). Sometimes a performance is so bad, you look up at the sky and say "why me?". Then you realize that the person is waiting for "feedback". You pity yourself and begin an elaborate lie about energy and expression hoping you are sounding coherent. You have to lie. If you speak the truth and criticize, you could be called discouraging. Dance requires a certain grace and something spiritual. Many of us lack that, yet we want to try our luck for an impromptu dance.

Added to the trouble is the fact that the judges usually lack knowledge about dance themselves. And when the blind lead the blind, they both will fall into a ditch. And splash ditchwater on us.

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