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Favorite Dances

 
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Dancing has always fascinated me. It's one of those things that probably fascinates me so much because my mind simply can't comprehend it, and I can't do it. I imagine others like it as well, and I thought people might like to post videos and/or talk about their favorite dances/dancers. Maybe even some people here know a thing or two themselves and would like to show off...


To start off, the latest type of dance I have grown to appreciate is Industrial. The first time I saw it was pretty amateurish, and I thought it was quite comical, but some time later youtube randomly played a video of someone with real talent, and I was amazed at the style and how well it fit the music genre. It focuses heavily on arm movement, and closely following a strong, driving beat. It seems to be about fantasy and cosplay almost as much as anything (set in a dystopian future). I'm not a big fan of plastic and makeup and overly done up clothing, but for some reason I can really appreciate the artistry of the genre. Here's Cyber-Goth Queen Pentafunk Jenny:  (I love some of the names they come up with!)





In this one, Infected Jane doesn't do so well in my opinion, but Rotten Corpse is absolutely amazing. What impresses me with dances is when people move in a way, or with a speed that I just can't see as being humanly possible. She makes me think of some kind of ancient goddess of war, and I can only describe the dancing as ordered chaos, and it's lovely.





Infected Jane does much better here:





Ciwana Black is one of the best. Here is a rare and unusual video in plain clothes without all the makeup and cyber-locks with a sombre tone. I guess the moral is that dancing is a way to get away from or through the hardships in life.





Wendy Ailen is also really good and this video shows a pretty good example of both the feminine and masculine versions of dance in the genre:  (LANGUAGE WARNING for the music)


 
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Great idea for a thread! ...I've always been fascinated by the art of dance, as well.
I'm currently a big fan of Tribal/Indian Fusion dance. The level of muscle control the performers exhibit is simply amazing, right down to the fingertips....

This first one by Valeria Chudaeva is probably my all time favorite (youtube will not allow embedded link, please follow URL):

Shemakhinskaya Bayaderka Festival / Valeria Chudaeva / 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQLexH516Lg
(youtube will not allow embedded link)

...this one is pretty good, too:




Here are a couple favorites by Kira Lebedeva:



 
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I grew up learning about different types of dancing. Sorry, I never heard of Industrial dancing.

I learned and loved Square dancing and Polka dancing was and is really big in the area where we had our homestead.  There are still big Dance Hall throughout Texas devoted to Polka dancing.

I was never very good at Ballroom dancing.

Then along came Rock and Roll and most of those dances stepped aside for new types of dancing.

Rap to me is strange especially with Country Music.
 
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Hard to say what fascinates me more about this one ...the choreography or the costumes.

In any case, I find it uplifting to see the youth of a society embracing their culture & heritage through dance, and apparently having fun doing so!

 
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It's just a jump to the left!

 
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Maybe it's just me ...but is there anything more attractive than a woman sword-dancing?



 
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I was born with rhythm, music, and two left feet. This is the best I can offer.

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Gene mentioned in an interview that this was one of the most challenging routines he ever performed.



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My latest is what's on this video and music is great


 
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I'm glad you reminded me of this thread Ela, but coincidentally you also brought up the next dance form that amazes me: shuffle dancing! I've actually seen that video many times, and I agree it's a good one. Here's some more that really highlight the best of the genre, in my opinion. I'll have to start off with Party Rock Anthem, because..."Every day I'm shuffling!"











This is probably my favorite. After all, "What is love?"








 
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LOL, some are pretty good. Thanks

I also like the dancing  of the girl from this video (don't like the song. I used to think the band sang "hang on stupid" )



 
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I'm a bad dancer, but I like to go out and dance at club nights sometimes, just because.

Dancing I love to watch: any type of bellydanc/middle Eastern dance.  South Asian dancing.  Irish dancing, both soft shoe and hard shoe, though I'll admit I like the hardshoe best, plus Ceili dancing.
 
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The Cossacks have a pretty interesting take on dancing. Doing the moves look difficult enough, but I can't even imagine doing it in those boots!









Even the women dance in boots!




 
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Blues Dancing
https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?&q=blues+dancing+youtube&&mid=469EFAE3444EC881E228469EFAE3444EC881E228&&FORM=VRDGAR
 
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One of my favorite shows:







 
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