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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Miss Nevada

Judges irk mother of Miss Nevada - I know pretty much jack squat about beauty pageants, and I care even less. But what I thought was interesting about this article was not Miss Nevada's stance on nuclear waste (unless she was actually standing on nuclear waste. That would be cool), but a line that comes at the end of the article - "...a lyrical dancer who attends Orange Coast College". Umm, what the hell is a "lyrical dancer"? Anyone? Really, because I am curious. Does that mean she spells out words while she dances? Isn't that what cheerleaders do? "Gimme an 'N', gimme a 'U'", and so on... Or is this some weird, avant guard way of expressing oneself that is somehow funded by taxpayer dollars and involves naked people throwing feces and guys named "Serge" wearing a beret and a pony tail reciting haikus about "the darkness"? Just wondering, that's all.

5 comments:

~E said...

Found this brief explanation at dancedynamix.com:

"Lyrical is a mix between Ballet and Jazz. Dancers act out the lyrics and portray the mood/emotion of the song through their dance movements. Ballet and Jazz are highly recommended as additional classes. Taking those will help your dancer gain the best experience in lyrical. They will get the majority of their technique in the jazz and ballet classes, so in lyrical they can truly focus on the mood and emotion of the song. That is what makes a great lyrical dancer."

Mr. Twisted said...

So.... it's like charades?

Mrs. WakeandaHalf said...

I think it's more like Mime... or is it Miming?

~E said...

The explanation made me think of 'Save the Last Dance'... Julia Stiles' audition finale. *ducks for oncoming flack for knowing that much about said movie*

Mr. Twisted said...

And see, having never seen that movie, you could have said just about anything right there.