Israeli Dance Energy - 051228
Whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more;
hate less, love more; and all good things are yours
~ Swedish Proverb
~ Israeli Dance Proverb, Andrew Weitzen
After attending Machol Miami 2005, and participating in
the dance frenzy taking place at 4 am on the last night
of camp, I just had to comment.
Israeli dancing is hard to beat for the sheer joy of dancing.
To describe the scene, we dance for hours, and then days, and
the more we dance, the less tired we get.
With a surprise personal visit, from one of Israel's most popular,
young and charismatic singers, we dance in a circle, to live music,
with the singer in the center.
From the the sheer, almost reckless, abandonment of personal reserve,
to the wild energy of leaping and spinning dancers,
to heart tugging melodies with serene movements, to beautifully coordinated
and romantic partner dances, Israeli dancing and the wonderful
music, keeps hitting us from all angles.
Above all, it is the people, their enthusiasm, their energy,
their camaraderie, their love, and their great attitude that
makes this such a special experience.
By Andrew Weitzen 12/28/2005