In celebration of 2020, let’s dance.


This dance is mesmerizing to me for a number of reasons.

I love how the costumes and movements play with gender. If the male dancers all had long hair (or the females short), it would be difficult to tell them apart. The dancers’ muscles ripple in the same way when they move, etc. Also, at one point the male dancers leap into the female dancers’ arms in a blatant role reversal. It makes me smile as well, however, because based on the occasional close up glimpse of female-specific body parts, I suspect the camera person didn’t get the gender-neutral memo from the choreographer.

As a biologist, I also noticed that many of the movements mimic bird courtship behaviors. Amazing.

What do you see in this dance?