Feel The Rhythm

I picked this picture because it shows the diversity of dance among the dance community. If you take a look at Christine’s blog entry you can see that there are three boys dancing with┬áthree girls and clearly have the “male” role. However this picture shows that the girls can also partake in the boys role, just as well as they can. The three girls are dressed as boys during the Hindu celebration of Holi, which is their celebration of the New Year. I had taken this picture at a fundraiser show they had performed at recently. They were “pretending” to be guys with their stance, facial expressions, and the hang gestures they were making.


This second picture was found on Flickr. It is named “Ramli & His Dancers”. You can clearly distinguish the male dancer from the female dancers and it looks like the male is leading and the female dancers are just following his moves. This can be taken into two ways. Which way we would like to take this project is debatable. But the first way would argue why the male is in the front and taking lead. The second debate would be the elegance of the women in the back complete the moves and make it whole; without them the dance would be incomplete. We would like to know how are men portrayed in the dance community and out. Are the more fully accepted by dance peers or less accepted? Does the outside community feel as if they “lost their masculinity”?

1 Comment

  1.   antonia Said:

    on 04/05/2010 at 5:13 PM

    Very good! I like how you derive more questions for your project from this post. It will be interesting to get the answers from the literature review and your respondents!

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