Thursday, November 17, 2016

Zadie Smith’s New Novel Explores Dance As Universal Language That Transcends Race And Time


She clings to the possibility that dance is a universal language, one that can transcend race, sex, class, and even time. She is fond of a story of Fred Astaire begging Michael Jackson to teach him to moonwalk, musing that “a great dancer has no time, no generation, he moves eternally through the world, so that any dancer in any age may recognize him.”

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