Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Belonging Strictly Ballroom
correspondence nourishes belonging a overleap of understanding prevents it grounds can nourish belonging and let it grow, however a lack of understanding can damage a psyches star of belonging and prevent it. This concept is portrayed in Baz Luhrmans pullulate strictly dance palace and related text poem Rhapsody on a windy night by T S Elliot. These texts depict the commission a lack of understanding may damage a persons sentiency of belonging and the foundation of belonging is powerful to unrivalleds self identity.Lack of a sense of belonging is portrayed in the mockumentary film Strictly Ballroom through the character Scott Hastings as he is treated as an outcast because he refuse to line up to the mainstream way of ballroom dance. The opening prospect portrays the false, fairytale tinting of the macrocosm of ballroom dance through the motif showing big ablaze(p) curtains opening with matching theatrical practice of medicine. The over the top fakery is sh testify thr ough the sericeous costumes and over the top hair of the dancers in the opening scene.They are shown kissing and exchanging high fives, personation that they belong because they have line uped to the mainstream way of dance presented by Barry Fife. You can dance any locomote you like but it doesnt mean you will win. This quote spoken by Barry fife shows the power he holds because he controls who wins. Unless you perform his steps that are shown in the video The proper(a) way to dance you are non going to win. In the perfect close up of his mouth, we see the crooked rotten teeth because symbolically he is a crooked rotten person.When Scott dances his own steps the scene is shown in slow motion with a freeze frame, beautiful music with a pleasing crowd reaction to match shows that everyone including Scott was enjoying the dance. The camera switches to the barbarian faces of Shirley and Barry fife showing that everyone revered the new steps except for everyone who had confir med that sit on the federation leaders table. The Table is situated higher than the dancers and auditory sense depicting how they are in charge. Lizs lack of understanding for Scotts love for his own steps is shown when she threatens Scott to conform to the federation steps for Ballroom dancing. Im not dancing with you until you are supposed to Barry has programmed the dancers like robots to follow his Right steps what did you think of the steps? . I dont think Fran as a beginner dancer does not belong in the ballroom dancing world. Her frizzy hair, acne cover skin, thick unattractive glasses and covered figureless body makes her a target for nasty comments. The Slapstick humour when Liz and Scott rap over Fran when she is trying to comfort them shows how she is not respected and over looked. Understanding however can give a person a sense of belonging in society or within themselves.Fran and Scott both feel like outcasts because they love to dance their own steps and not conform to the federation I want to dance with you your way. When the song fourth dimension after time plays while Scott and Fran are dancing, Fran shows Scott what she is capable of proving that she is not a hopeless dancer like everyone stereotypes her to be. Scott tells her to dance without her glasses and we notice end-to-end the movie the tighter clothing she wears to reveal her toned elegant body structure, portraying as she feels a sense of comfort and understanding towards Scott, she starts to gain her own identity.