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SuperCreepGrrl
(absolute beginner )
12/16/02 02:11 PM
Dance move?  

Something I've often wondered about -

There's a "dance move" in several Bowie videos where he or someone in the video bends down and touches the ground with their right hand. Do you all know what I'm talking about? I can't describe it well.

Anyway, I've wondered, does this move have some sort of meaning behind it? To me, it seems like this means something. Does anyone know anything about this?

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Sysiyo
(acolyte)
12/18/02 02:47 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

Ah, that's the move I call "The Bowie Bow." I do not actually know if it does mean anything. To my knowledge it first surfaced on the video of Boy Keeps Swinging. One might wonder that it actually has something to do with David Mallet, as (if memory serves) he directed all the vuideos that feature that move.



theodora75
(grinning soul)
12/18/02 05:15 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

If my memory does not fail me it is mentioned in the "David Bowie and the occult" article that Bowie started doing that move on stage when he was singing the "From Kether to Malkuth" line during the Station to Station tour.So I guess it has some symbolic mystic meaning , representing the cabalistic tree of life or something...I don't know ...I 'm not good at stuff like that.

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iluv
(electric tomato)
12/18/02 06:48 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: theodora75]  

i didnt even know he did it. Ill ask for a clip of the Boys Keep Swinging video from my friend who has the Bowie DVD.

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iluv
(electric tomato)
12/18/02 06:50 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

ooh i luuuuuuv your icon.

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poorsoul
(kook)
12/19/02 05:27 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: theodora75]  

In reply to:

If my memory does not fail me it is mentioned in the "David Bowie and the occult" article that Bowie started doing that move on stage when he was singing the "From Kether to Malkuth" line during the Station to Station tour.So I guess it has some symbolic mystic meaning, representing the cabalistic tree of life or something...



Yes, I think it's supposed to symbolise the spiritual transition from Kether at the top of the Tree to Malkuth at the bottom (or maybe the other way around, I'm not too sure), which is what Qabalism is about.

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SuperCreepGrrl
(mortal with potential)
12/19/02 08:21 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: poorsoul]  

That's very interesting. Thanks for the info, guys. I'd been wondering about that for a long time. :)

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Tuesday27
(grinning soul)
12/21/02 01:02 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: Sysiyo]  

Ok, I was rather curious about this myself. After having watched the Boys Keep Swinging video repeatedly while searching for it, I seriously can't find it anywhere in there. Are there different versions of the video available or something?



che_rrylix
(kook)
12/21/02 01:38 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: Tuesday27]  

It's also in Fashion and Dancing in the Streets...hahaha it's so funny when Jagger does it!



strangeDivine
(crash course raver)
12/21/02 01:47 PM
I never did anything out of the blue new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

During the bulldozer scen in the Ashes to Ashes video, two of the religious figures do a hand-to-ground move as well.

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