The idea of this post was brought to me by one of Liz’ (one of the Pocket Cultures Founders) posts, Can dancing unite the world? and the story of Dancing Matt, who travels worldwide persuading people in different countries to join him in a silly dance in the streets.
I don‘t know if the answer is yes or no, but dance certainly brings a lot of people together, creates a bond between them, radiates positive energy and joy and makes them forget their worries, no matter their nationality, age, religion, or social status.
Can you notice this in the pictures below (taken at different cultural events in Bucharest) and feel the energy ?
Indian Traditional Dance – Namaste India Festival, Bucharest 2011
Romanian Traditional Dance – Cismigiu Park, Bucharest, 2010
Indian Traditional Dance – Namaste India Festival, Bucharest, 2011
Ukrainian-Romanian Minority Traditional Dance – Bucharest Days, 2010
Macedo-Romanian Minority Traditional Dance – Cismigiu Park, Bucharest, 2010
Turkish-Romanian Minority Traditional Dance – Bucharest Days, 2010
Irish Dance, STEYsha Irish Dance School in Bucharest – PARK(ing) Day, Bucharest, 2011
Roma-Romanian Minority Traditional Dance – Bucharest Days, 2010
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3 comments for “Express yourself through dance!”
I loved this post! It’s great to see so many different cultures being celebrated.
Yes, I do believe that dancing can unite the world. Not only unite, they can teach us a lot about the place.
And I am a big fan of Dancing Matt. 😀
more indian than Romanian dance and culture! This is NOT OK!!! We are ROMANIANS. We have also minorities in the country: Ucrainians, Hungarians, Germans, Serbs, etc. and also a Gypsy minority – they are of indian origin as I know but YOU DON’T PUT INDIAN DANCES AT THE FIRST PLACE when you write about ROMANIA because Romanians are LATIN and EUROPEANS. Stupid ethnical aggression against an old european folk.