Friday, 4 March 2016

Dancing Beyond the Limits.

I found a new Chinese dance on YouTube tonight (actually, it’s a very old Chinese dance.) It quite knocked me for six, so much so that I don’t want to watch it again because it stirred sensations that are best left sleeping. Suffice it to say that the dancer takes the perfection of physical expression out beyond the further reaches of what I thought was humanly possible. (And she looks a bit like the priestess, which won’t do.)

I’m coming to the tentative conclusion that Chinese women leave the rest of the world behind when it comes to dance, and so I wonder whether they should re-introduce foot binding to save us the embarrassment. It was very good of the Empress Dowager Tzu-hsi to ban it, but look what it let loose.

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