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What I know about dance you could squeeze into a shot glass, but I have been thinking a lot lately about the performing arts.
I've been thinking that they're necessary for all of us. We should all sing, dance, act, declaim and do comedy. If you go back 4,000 years, my sense is that is the way things were. This idea of handing this basic part of ourselves over the specialists is recent and wrong. Do you really want to outsource your singing to Lady GagGa and your dancing to Tom DeLay?
Today, we meet with Judy Dworin and her associates, and that -- I believe -- is very much at the heart of what they do: the notion that dance and theater and spoken word are wrapped up in our lives and not in any way separate and that the way to restore voice to those who go unheard is to let them perform. From 17th-century witch hunts to 21st-century women prisoners, Judy lets them dance it out.
And Let Us Correct You asks, "do eskimos really have 32 words for snow?"
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