Monday, October 01, 2007
The Break-Up Dance
It's all the rage right now. At least it was in our house last night. As one of us had just been broken up with while slow dancing. To the soundtrack of Harry Potter. That's all I'm sayin.
Well, one more thing. We did all come to the conclusion that although this version was slow and intimate (which is why the breakup was strange), the break up dance must be where the break dance originated. Sally demonstrated some killer break dance moves that easily could have been derived from an elbow to the face, knee to the groin, ball change combination. Except that you don't see much ball changing in today's break dancing. Evolution is evident in all art forms.
(Am I just juvenile or anyone else laughing at the ironic choice of words there? Not intentional. I may be childish enough to laugh at it, but no so much to intentionally write it. Or at least admit to intentionally writing it).
Still, it makes perfect sense. The floor break dancing that easily could have been used to take out ones opponent/dance partner/former love interest out at the knees? Simply a quick swing of the legs while spinning on ones head? Does the trick every time.
My only concern here is that the founding father's of the breakup dance would be sorely disappointed to see it executed as a deceiving slow dance embrace. And to Harry Potter's waltz no less. Cultural icon as he might be, Harry Potter will be the downfall of the break-up dance as we know it.
I'm not sure what any of that really meant.