Dec 09 2009

Fall For Dance… or Falling Asleep

Published by Sai Ma under Uncategorized


One of my least favorite IDC events during this semester was the Fall For Dance Festival. Although some of the moves and performances were indeed crafty and showy, only a true master of dance could understand the concept of these dances. For a novice like me, these performances were about as bland as watching the grass grow. I noticed how various members in the audience were laughing during certain intervals of the dance performance, however, I have no idea as to why the subject was humorous or comical in any sense. Looking at the audience also revealed that many who were in attendance were of the upper-class. Perhaps, it is as simple as personal preferences. I was definitely expecting a much more engaging and if not, thrilling experience when it came to dancing because I have never been to these types of performances before. It is safe to say now that my perception on dancing hasn’t changed much. When I view dance, I seem to associate more with the “pop-cultural” aspect of it because of how much it has dominated the music industry with these hip-hop/rap genres of music. Nonetheless, for those who want a classical and casual view on dance, this is the show for you.

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7 Responses to “Fall For Dance… or Falling Asleep”

  1.   solanaon 12 Dec 2009 at 12:15 am

    I agree with the falling asleep part. Had the meaning and essence been clearer I think we would have been impacted more.

  2.   Rhianna Mohamedon 11 Dec 2009 at 9:26 pm

    The one or two times I laughed, it was at the expense of the other audience members; the ones that took the performance as seriously as they did. 😉

  3.   Aon 11 Dec 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Kay, I have no idea why you enjoyed the second act. That one disturbed me. The “eroticism” of the piece just gave me nightmares.

  4.   Fabiana Sagreraon 10 Dec 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I thought people simply laughed not because the performance was funny but because the guys in the first performance looked funny. Also, in the thrid performance, there were only two men dancing doing some weird moments, which people I guess do not see everyday.

  5.   Kay Mokon 10 Dec 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Haha, I agree with the falling asleep part for the first performance. It was way too long and I felt like they kept repeating the same moves over and over again. I didn’t get the story either for the time that I stayed awake. I loved the second performance though!

  6.   Nathaly Martinezon 10 Dec 2009 at 12:56 am

    If only they were less difficult to understand, I think that we would all have enjoyed it a little bit more. Dance should not be so complicated;it should be energetic, intense, and engaging. I do not like haveing to analyze what ballet dancers are doing.

  7.   Angela Ngon 10 Dec 2009 at 12:28 am

    I think they were just laughing at some of the movements that seemed awkward to them. It was sort of rude. Yeah, some of the parts of the show were boring, but the second piece and the last piece felt new and different.