Monthly Archives: January 2004

holy breakdancing, batman

“In an unusual spectacle at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II presided over a performance of break-dancers who leaped, flipped and spun their bodies to beats from a tinny boom box.”

— ap via cnn. Continue reading

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what is dancing?

Dancing: The vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.

– George Bernard Shaw Continue reading

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Exploring the attitudes in Egypt

Symphony in Motion? Ancient Tradition? Or Just Tacky? (new york times, registration requested)

this article becomes news as the Egyptian court rejects an appeal from foreign dancers to lift the January 1 ban (mentioned here in September). Continue reading

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Robot Bellydancer

as reported in nature, “She can shimmy, she can roll, she can backbend. She even sports a teasing, low-slung skirt around her waist.”

I think most of you are safe for now… Continue reading

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Sending Jarvis to School

Teen dancer needs assistance to continue studies

Reported in the Hattiesburg American, Jarvis McKinley’s, 16, and a student at the Virginia School of the Arts is trying to raise $7000 to continue his dance education. He has $3000 to date.

To provide assistance for McKinley to continue attending the Virginia School for the Arts, contact USM professor Tim Rehner at (601) 266-5114. Checks for tuition assistance may be made payable to: USM Foundation – School of Social Work (Jarvis McKinley) in order for the donor to qualify for a tax deduction.

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