Miley’s Moooves

Dance is an evolutionary process. Each culture has its own element to add to already existing dance moves and styles. Dance is many things – traditional, cultural, modern, fun, serious, passionate – it is an expression. However, questions have been raised in regards to certain dance styles: who can and cannot use them. In some contexts, particular moves or styles have been considered offensive and/or racial which raises concerns about the effects hybridity has on dance.

A recent example of this is Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMA’s. Youtube has been flooded with videos of the performance, about the performance, people’s opinions of the performance and several have found it either offensive or racist, or both.



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