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有時他們在籃球場上跳舞。世界各地的粉絲隨意席地而坐,或就站著圍觀。旁觀人士坐在地上不會被視為不恰當。大家舒服維持一個互相尊重的距離就好。我喜歡這種屬於大眾的隨意。場地就表達了它所涵蓋的意義,它是康樂的,也是文化的,也可以是藝術的。而且在他們的文化裡面,就算表演也有很強烈的分享及共同參與的味道。沒有舞台呢,那個舞台就是之前之後誰也可以踏足的舞池。人群一散開,那就是大師的舞台。或者那根本不是舞台。那是一個派對,誰跳得特別精彩都是餘慶,展示身手大家開心。興之所至,之後混在一對一對的凡夫俗子中間自得其樂,倆忘煙水裡。正在跳舞的你忽見神仙眷屬在你前面如雲端漫步,你稍稍失神。然後回到你的舞伴的懷抱裡,音樂裡。世上彷彿沒有更大的事,也沒有更小的事。

去Milonga可以近距離到見到跳舞的人的表情。在那個距離你會感到大師有扭曲空間的能力。好像光透過水的折射。他們連虎度門都沒有。我緊緊看著他們。前一刻他們還在調笑,忽然他們相擁,你還在措手不及,他們便已進入了音樂裡面。曾聽說那個女明星這一刻還在談笑風生,一埋位,一聲Action,她便哇啦哇啦落淚。那個虎度門在心裡面。Milonga是這樣的一回事,看著他們在不同空間來去自如。如果你喜歡看魔術。

“Unlike music, however, dance has a strong capacity for representation and imitation, which suggests that dance may have further served as an early form of language. Indeed, dance is the quintessential gesture language….

Our study is among the first to show that leg movement activates the right-hemisphere homologue to Broca’s area, which offers more support for the idea that dance began as a form of representational communication….

We view dance as a marriage of the representational capacity of language and the rhythmicity of music. This interaction allows people not only to tell stories using their bodies but to do so while synchronizing their movements with others’ in a way that fosters social cohesion.”

So You Think You Can Dance?: PET Scans Reveal Your Brain’s Inner Choreography, July 2008 Scientific American Magazine

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