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Don't you just love when Polysics changes your life!
Saturday night was Robodance, a fantastic dance party organized by some friends. I ended up dancing the whole night away, and wow, it felt so good. I can't beleive how long it has been since I was out dancing, in fact it has been too long.
Kye and I were chatting about dancing and Karaoke, since the weekend prior we were out at a Karaoke club called XO on Bloor St. where you rent private rooms and sing to your hearts content. We were discussing how disjointed you can become from your physical self as the time passes, and you do not really notice until you are forced into a situation and you realize "hey I don't remember the steps", and you kind of fail about, arms and knees squeaking, but then all of a sudden things seem to loosen up, and that running man that you were just stompin' out, transforms into some wicked new free form of out of control dance move...that is a great moment. I had many of these great moments on saturday, and also on the previous saturday at Karaoke, especially during some incredible Elvis and Bee Gee renditions...if you did not know already, there is a Karaoke demon that lives deep down at the base of my throat...that is waiting to throttle you with the most heart felt and nasal version of Purple Rain you have ever heard. The great thing about just letting go and dancing or belting out a tune while riding home on your bicycle, is that great physical and or audio external connection you make with your body. I personally get caught spending a lot of time stuck tangled in the imaginary places of my brain, where though I do have tons of fun, I have to remind myself to get out and shake the legs now and again.
As I surfed about the interne todayt, I have noticed that I am not alone in my feelings about dancing. Here is a great link for a Toronto duo who teach free dance lessons out and about all around the city; and this link is to a new film that explores the freedom found from dancing in public, called The Winter of The Dance. I think it was filmed in my home town of Flesherton, where I did much dancing, especially in my moms kitchen with my friends and family, ohh the kitchen dancing, the Ultimate Dance Party!
Well I am off, until next time, Dance On!