Here’s a thread about wild sensual abandon, sweaty bodies, and refusing to conform to bourgeois norms. Yes: the joy of dance.
Looking through my YouTube recommendations yesterday, I found myself watching a splendid flashmob from the Netherlands. What a joy! A 12-year-old had filmed it all and he had done a wonderful job.
But what was the tune they were dancing to?
A quick Google revealed it to be Danser encore, by HK et les Saltimbanks, which has been inspiring dancing flashmobs all over France and beyond. Just search for “Danser encore” on YerTube and you’ll see what I mean. There are some wonderful clips.
Preposterously catchy, it reminds me a little of my old favourites Les Negresses Vertes.
I know! All these frisky French bohemians in the clips should be socially distancing or queuing up in an orderly fashion to get vaccinated. But even so, I feel invigorated by watching them.
What do I want from you?
Please post your favourite flashmob or other dance clips. Stuff that will make us smile or even wiggle a bit.
Soul Train, Moscow moshpits, rugcutting penguins, TOTP, majestic morrismen, tango dancers in Buenos Aires, Austenesque soirees at the Pump Rooms in Bath, Northern Soul evenings at the Wigan Casino….
I intend to post a few clips by London band, Jungle, The dancing is superlative.
Please delight us!
I have the impression that there are rather a lot of wallflowers here on the AW.
Do please prove me wrong and indulge in your pleasure in terpsichorean temptations.