Sunday, 4 September 2016

A Matter of Personal Taste.


This is a short video of a Chinese dancer dancing. There may or may not be a story behind it, but I’ve invented one anyway.

She opens as a cobra, expressing all the sinuous grace and immaculate precision expected of the Queen of Serpents. And then she wakes into the Goddess of the Wind, pulling it expertly this way and that while expressing the subtle yet childlike attributes of a playful spirit.

Fanciful, maybe, but it’s how I see it, and it’s why I watch this frequently but never watch Strictly Come Dancing.

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