Friday, December 7, 2007

I just want to express myself through the art of dance!

If you couldn't guess, I'm a big Dane Cook fan...

The following is a very rough draft of my paper. I have no time to do it tomorrow, so I decided to write it tonight and find some time between studying to brush it up a lot. Dancing as a Narrative

I've been trying to upload the video of me dancing on here but it won't upload at all. Does anyone have a good idea of how to go about this?

1 comment:

Adam Johns said...

These thoughts are scattered - but that's fitting, because your draft is itself interesting, but scattered.

1) I think some research here is critical. Something about the history of dance, and its cultural role. One possibility is...

2) Obviously dance (I'm thinking India again, but also Native American cultures) has _ritual_ significance. Your description of the power of dance for you, and its connection to the narrative force of HOL, made me think of this. Dance doesn't just have personal power, but cultural power (and sometimes religious power - have you ever read about the Ghost Dance?).

3) Is this a personal essay? A formal essay? Is it about dancing in general, the power of dancing, or your particular impromptu dance? I can buy into any of those, but I can't buy into all of them simultaneously. This reads like a brainstorming session, albeit a good one.

4) Figure out a way to get that posted!