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flashdance.

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35 years ago ‘flashdance’ was released

and it emerged again recently

in honor of international dance day

 i loved this movie

 had the shoes, the ripped up sweatshirt, the perm

though my dancing style

was a bit different  

from this welder by day/dancer by night

and i didn’t live in a cool loft

or have an eccentric dog

or ride my bike to work

or look at all alike

but other than that

we were like sisters.

Take your passion and make it happen! #InternationalDanceDay

“let us read and let us dance –

two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. “

-voltaire

 

 

image credit: paramount pictures, jennifer beals

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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

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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,