1. The first dance is a bit unconventional in a lot of ways, but I think it’s definitely a cool dance move. The dancers seem to be in a lot of energy and have fun.
2. The second dance is more on the slower foot. Maybe a bit more reserved, more on the backfoot. There’s a little more structure in the dance with a different dance form.
3. The third dance is a little bit faster at about a foot per second. Usually, it’s a little bit more dance in nature.
4. The fourth is the fastest dance. Often, people will have to push their body to the floor. It can be a bit tricky. And I think sometimes, people try to slow the dance down. This is sometimes a good idea, though it can be a hindrance to the dance.
5. The fifth dance is also a little bit faster than the other four. It can be a bit more dynamic and fun, as well. I think this is really rare these days, for people to have that speed when performing any dance.
6. And finally, the dancing is really fast and it’s not easy to do. But it’s a fun dance and it’s fun for everyone.
And yes, the number 6 is true too.
What do you think of the Dancing of Death at the Burning Man festival?
I’ve been to Burning Man twice. The first year I went as an observer, and I stayed late. I’m glad I did. I was at the show when the dancing took place, but I missed the dance. In the time that I was there, I saw six or seven dance moves and that was enough to tell me that my day had been interesting. I went again in 2011, and on my first try, I didn’t do any dance at all. I was just with some friends that I met at Burning Man, enjoying the experience. There were no plans. I just had this idea and I took the plunge. I was really sad that I missed out.
What do you think the dance’s purpose is?
I think that’s pretty vague. The dance has been around for thousands of years, and we’ve all had the chance to practice it. Our ancestors danced for spiritual purposes. They’re still in fact performing in the streets of Mexico City and I think they get a little more than the mainstream.
We have different cultural interpretations of the dance depending