I don’t see much modern dance, which is a shame because I find the movements fascinating. As I watched this, I thought about what was being done in the form we most commonly see it in. Cheerleading routines at college sports events. Guys lifting women like they’re made of air. A certain combination of balance and strength (and a ton of trust on the woman’t part) that looks effortless, but would put me in the hospital.
But this video is far more moving than the tosses and lifts at a basketball or football game. The balance, strength and trust are enhanced by choreographed movement that involves far more imagination. There’s a delicateness to keeping the woman from falling in so many of these moves and a body control on the man’s part that belies the stress of the lifts and catches. At times, it seems like he’s manipulating a feather.
I don’t know if you recognize the music, but here are a couple of clues: Tom Cruise, “Risky Business,” love on a real train.
Amazon is talking about delivering packages with drone helicopters. When I was growing up, these things we now call drones were known as remote-control airplanes. And I saw one fly that was shaped like Snoopy on his dog house. Now that would be something. Have Snoopy deliver packages.
By the way. I’ve seen these things at every indoor sports event I’ve been to, shaped like sharks or blimps, dropping coupons and other crap on the fans.
We can’t conceive of the real-life nightmares children face in other parts of the world. These Syrian children were almost blown up. I would have been catatonic. They just see it as another day of surviving.