I'm sure no two people are moved by exactly the same things for exactly the same reasons.I've seen many dances in my time, and many that have moved me to tears and deep felt emotion.
I've been really moved by some dance, but can't say whether there has been any representations of my particular form of pain in dance.
Previously in this topic we've discussed 'frequencies' and resonances - I'm not sure for 'all' the audience and online audiences and those that were affected by the song and the dance, some times in really deep pain sadness it rings at a frequency all on its own - higher/finer/sharper than a paper cut.I didn't see it personally though, still not sure why everyone felt he did what he claimed he would do.
Having written that though I noticed some things in interpreting your offerings ... you are 'looking' at/for it - as expressed in your words "I didn't see it ,
and yet recognising that the audience were using their interpretive 'feeling' senses - "everyone felt"
I also noticed ... word usage has its own resonance that once it leaves the sender it is in the 'eye of the beholder' - the receiver
... the words 'personally though' - that's already denoting separation - isolating your person, albeit with an almost apologeticness, it's still 'stand alone', stand outside of this.
Another word used is 'claimed' - if ever you want to throw cold water on anything say someone 'claimed' something it already tells everyone it's a lie just waiting to be uncovered If you've ever done any media analysis you'll know the benign word is 'said'.
If you look up to my earlier response you may see this again -
For whatever reason his 'performance' didn't 'resonate' with you, didn't 'touch' you - now whether it was because you were using your eyes 'looking' for 'something' and you're not going to find feelings with your eyes -somewhere along the way there was a shift. Somewhere along the way all the pre-judgements were laid down in favour of going 'with' him - of giving him (my) heart and soul in trust, accepting that yes there are fears, yes there are memories and sad emotions that lay dormant, protected by layers of hardening against such innocence and beauty and authenticity as to allow yourself to so fully 'feel' and be one with the music.
or whether it was not being willing to 'merge' with him and 'feel' the expression, for whatever reason.
I did already say his introduction was audacious, to absolutely lay it on the line as he did - many would shrink back from that, even if they don't realise that's what they're doing. The tittering was both 'go on then prove it' - this 'claim' (defensive / deflecting) and mentally 'separating' - that's the point of the judges and the audience in such an arena, which is also why I felt it was an act of courage - being that vulnerable, that naked, that open to sharing on the feeling level in such an arena - one of 'competition', one of 'winners' and 'losers' one of open judging - in some ways I think this was also part of what blew one the judges away. Over history it's been the open, nakedly authentic, openly sharing souls that have been persecuted by those who fear it as a mode of being.
For whatever reason it didn't resonate at a like vibration with you. In the interaction though - as a 'receiver' we hold the 'power' of valuing (or not) anything, we hold the power whether or not to merge with a particular frequency at a particular time, we hold the power whether or not to let go of our 'position' and move or let ourselves be moved.
There's something both socially 'correct' and spiritually 'wistful' about this statement David. Do you often let yourself go when it comes to pain of this sort?I am certainly glad though so many people were moved by his interpretive dance and were able to enjoy his performance and don't doubt that people genuinely felt what they did.