Monday, August 29, 2011

Waiting on the World to Change

"Everything we feel deeply must be expressed"
In 2007 the top 10 dancers of a popular American reality TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, performed solo routines to the song "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer. The dance was choreographed by esteemed choreographer Wade Robson and his inspiration was to promote peace through the expression of dance.

Lacey - "Peace"

The dancers were also given the opportunity to interpret bits and pieces of the choreography to "express their individual feelings." They wore t-shirts with the word of their choice spray painted on the back; the words included humility, love, communication, hope, trust, understanding, honesty, patience, compassion, and peace.

Neil - "Humility"

Lacey's and Neil's performances were my favourite, but you can check out the other 8 solos on Youtube.
We all express our goals, dreams, emotions, etc. in different ways, and I found these dances extremely moving and inspiring.

"One day our generation, is gonna rule the population, so we keep on waiting, waiting on the world to change" 


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