From the Archives: Dancing to the Blues
Check out some of the old Unpious favorites! This week, Dancing to the Blues by A.M. Yehuda:
The room is dark and humid. Thin flames flicker on the windowsills, matched by golden reflections on the black windows that hide the city buildings that wall us in. Around us, couples shift and shimmy. Women float on their bare feet, their hips twisting, their hands carving the air. The men are smiling, their shoulders squared, sliding the women in the circle of their arms.
Check out the comments on community and dancing, including:
Critic: “We weren’t individuals. We were a community…”
So true of the ultra-orthodox community. T’nach rarely mentions the individual and speaks mostly of the community as a whole. One of the great attributes of American culture is the encouragement to become an individual.
Todd: After a while it will be like you’ve been dancing your whole life.Printable Version