“Physics doesn’t give a DAMN about your gender!”
“What if we could keep the idea of lead and follow, but toss the idea that this was connected to gender? Further, what if a couple could lead and follow each other, and then switch, and then switch back? What if it could be like a conversation, taking turns listening and speaking?”
“Just be yourself”
“We dance with a consciousness that this is a historic form that can produce silence, and produce invisibility, across the spectrum of identity that we enjoy today.”
Just a few awesome quotes from this video.
Of course in blues and even lindy we’ve had strong advocates for switch dancing for years. So I don’t really agree with their claim to have “invented” liquid leading. Still, it’s nice to see this finally being presented in salsa and ballroom. Can we bring it to kizomba?
(Featured image used in this blog post from Jamie Lynn Photography)