I can’t help but see this as a metaphor for how people commute in Tokyo — each person following his or her same path every day, coming close to colliding but skillfully avoiding it, looking half-awake…
This story is about a tap dance school in Seattle, created for primarily disadvantaged kids to have an outlet for their energy, to help them build confidence, to give them a group to belong to, and also to call attention to social justice. Here’s their website.
It reminded me of a scene in the movie “White Nights” in which the two main characters — one who comes from ballet and one who comes from tap and jazz dance — collaborate on a dance that mixes both worlds. The movie has lots of other things to talk about: interracial relationships and prejudice, defection, and the Cold War.
No, not mind games. Wind games. I had no idea this was a thing.
Read about the event, which was held this year in Spain, and see more videos: WindGames 2017 website
Read about the winner of the freestyle event, who is from Singapore, and see her winning performance: “Indoor skydiving: Singaporean teen Kyra Poh wins two golds at Wind Games in Spain”(from the Straits Times)
Here’s another video. The first part focuses on two young dancers, then there is a photo montage of people wearing hijab, with a voiceover reminding us not to be afraid, and finally there’s a dance sequence, starting at about the 6:20 mark.