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Are we humans, are we dancers?

Are we humans, are we dancers?

Online Talk

Tuesday, August 18 2020
18:00 CET
Open for Public, Broadcasted live

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Panelists: Vjosa Osmani, Donika Emini

Moderator: Leonora Kryeziu

The famous lines that this song is taking a great deal of its inspiration from are Yeats, “O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance?”; which was filtered through something attributed to Hunter S. Thompson: “America is raising a generation of dancers, afraid to take one step out of line.”

The meaning within the song is a hybrid of these ideas, are you actually making the movements of your own free will or are you simply carrying out the steps of the dance because that’s what the dance is supposed to look like?

Do you act and speak for yourself, or do you co-opt other people’s words and actions and try to internalize them?

I think the curious use of the ungrammatical “dancer” alludes back to Yeats: “dancer from the dance”.

Fortunately, many personalities in the country but also in the region have been inspired by changing the regular rhythm of the dances, to set the irregular rhythm, different from tradition, different from social pressure.

More than being dancers they inspired being human.


This pannel is being implemented with the support of Fridrich Ebert Stiftung – Prishtina Office, Kosovo We Want platform and SIDA through its Human Rightivism Program

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