|Wednesday, 20 February 2008 10:02|
Is glowsticking a dance or just something for drug-induced pleasure?
Glowsticking has a stigma of not being "real dancing". I disagree. Glowsticking is dancing with glowsticks. It has much in common with fan dancing in Asian cultures, stringing or juggling, or martial arts (and look at modern day exhibitions of martial arts, which make the art of combat into a dance).
I myself am educated about different funk styles, such as locking, popping, as well as hip-hop styles, such as bboying (or break dancing). I often put in elements of all these forms of dancing into my glowsticking. The sky is the limit, and you only need think of glowsticking as dancing with props-- albeit a highly visual prop.
I agree that there is no proper way to dance, but dancing is subjective, and other people will find certain techniques more pleasurable and entertaining to watch than others. In this regard, glowsticking is a dance form. It requires a set of techniques that are refined and convey a message.
- Article written by cynicdave
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