We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The conclusion of Twyla Tharp's masterpiece Push Comes to Shove, choreographed for Baryshnikov. I saw him do this, thanks to the Mrs. Bird Dog's insistence many years ago. (In another life, she was a modern dancer in NYC and, as part of courtship, I have seen a lifetime of dance. Still do. Good stuff, but I think it is difficult - but worthwhile - for a guy to fully "get it." It's not in my blood, so I have to try to appreciate to expand my spirit.)
NYC remains the dance capital of the world. I always liked Merce Cunningham, with John Cage in the pit. Totally strange, eccentric, and absorbing.
There is a lot happening on the stage recorded below, and it is all joyful and fun and technically impeccable. You almost need to be married to a dancer to understand the mysteries of technique, and how technique expresses ideas and emotion. Dance is hard as hell to do right, and Misha had the best Moscow trainng. Ballet in Russia is like football here.
Re; I think it is difficult - but worthwhile - for a guy to fully "get it."
Seems right. Most do not even try. Does take incredible amount of time and painful hard effort. Know a few women my age and older who are still very active dancers and some younger people who work really hard at it too.
Just for fun, I get a kick out of this father and son video. "Alex do the mashed potato with your father." Dad can dance!
How To Mash Potato 1