New Dance Taking Over the World
USA- New York, NY | Sep 19 2012 | (23:11:09 - EDT)
Since everybody knows what is salsa or tango it is time to introduce "zouk." This event was spontanuously organized through the social media.
There was no sponsoring, no commercial motive and not even a formal organization. Yet, it happened in New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Tokio, Berlin, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Kiev, Dubai and in total 95 cities around the world.
The dance originated in Brazil but has spread all over the world in the last decade. At first it was danced on zouk music from the Caribbean, hence the name zouk.
Nowadays it is danced to a variety of pop, r&b and world music. This makes it a very contemporary form of partner dancing. It is caracterized by fluid, wavy bodymovements, much slower than tango or salsa.
Besides showcasing zouk dancing the event was a demonstration of the power of the social media, that can organize people from around the globe, breaking all barriers of nationality, race, religion etc.
Making this flashmob happen showed the world a different way to solve the big problems for mankind. If it is possible to organize a flashmob, then perhaps it is also possible to overcome war, famine and global warming.
"We are one" is the motto. For more information www.izfm.org.
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