Friday, February 04, 2011

More on the dance bozo

More about that guy from my previous blog entry...

This fella said "If you declare that moving to the beat does not, by itself, constitute interpretation, then you are making a value judgment!"

So what's his problem? People make value judgments all the time. People routinely decide that one movie is better than another, or that one painting is more artistic than another. There's nothing wrong with that. People's judgments may differ in specific circumstances, but that doesn't mean that it's wrong to make such judgments.

He also said, "You are declaring that somebody else's dancing is inadequate!" Good grief. Where does this fella get such ideas? I think it's pretty obvious that declaring that somebody's dance doesn't constitute interpretation is NOT the same as saying that this dance is inadequate.

He even said, "These people aren't uneducated plebes just because they're only moving to the beat!" Again, good grief. He's obviously trying to strive for some sort of level playing field, but he's ditching his common sense in the process. No rational person would draw the conclusions that he jumped to. Heck, I can't play any musical instruments, but I wouldn't call myself an uneducated plebe for doing so. This guy apparently doesn't grasp that many skills that take time to develop. Recognizing that it takes time to develop these skills is NOT the same as saying that people who haven't developed them yet are uneducated plebes.

Like I said, this person has no common sense.