Is It Tango? Or Something Else? Part 1

tango dancers pose

In an earlier piece I tried to make the case that dance is a universal human activity that would survive a societal calamity. I think that, given the historical evidence, that is probably true. Next question is what kind of dance would survive? I have assumed in Renaissance that the Tango, famously from Argentina, would… Continue reading Is It Tango? Or Something Else? Part 1

After The Deluge… Part 4: Dance

ballet dancer

I have made use of dance in my plot, because, well, it has a long tradition of appearing in literature. Dancing allows people to be intimate, almost private, in a public space, it is a good opportunity to converse - used to great effect by Jane Austen for one. All very convenient for moving a… Continue reading After The Deluge… Part 4: Dance

The Need For Speed… Part 1

blurred cars in city street

Photo by Alex Powell from Pexels Why is speed and the ability to act or think quickly so prized? Speed of movement is itself intoxicating - we all love the rush from a very fast car or the shove a plane gives us at take-off, but why? Is it simply that fast movement is rare and often threatening… Continue reading The Need For Speed… Part 1