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seisiún.

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it was

a lovely evening spent

in a warm and friendly house

filled with friends and family and neighbors

of all ages

and

performances

of all kinds

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with voices and instruments

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and improvs

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 and storytelling

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and fiddling
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and 

it was important for us,

the americans,

to proudly represent our country

with our own

unique

belly dance act.

it was truly

a night to remember.

“every performance is different. that’s the beauty of it.”

-van morrison

Rossnowlagh, Donegal, Ireland

 (seisiún refers to sit-in performances in a relaxed social setting, in which the entertainment is intermingled with the consumption of ale, stout, beer and conversation.)

the one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing. – james brown

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coming home

we happened upon

yet another

surprise festival

downtown

‘dancing in the streets’

with

cellos playing rock and ballads

hot zydeco

jewish youth band

belly dancers

maypole colors

lone violinist

swing

ballroom

the horah

swaying

spinning

circling

hopping

dipping

instruments for kids to touch

drawing people into the street

for

movement

and

dance

creating

eclectic groups

new pairings

unlikely partners

happy faces

and

it was pretty sweet.

i think the universe is pure geometry – basically,

a beautiful shape twisting around

and dancing over space-time.

antony garrett lisi

what a feeling!

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with great expectations

i went

to my favorite detroit theater

in the beautiful fisher building

to see the broadway adaptation

flashdance-musical

of 

one of my favorite

guilty pleasure movies

of the 80s

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back then

i had

the perm

the leg warmers

the ripped up sweatshirt

the dance moves

the music

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and

i couldn’t wait

to see

the

iconic scenes 

and

dancing

and

to hear

the

music

once more

but

somehow

the live show

turned out

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more like this

only worse

and it was

quickly apparent

that

my expectations

were

way too high

just like

my old perm.

both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.
– samuel alexander

image credits: paramount pictures, flashdance the musical, saturday night live,