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Happy New Ear, 2015.

1 Jan

Happy New Ear

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Lala’s Double Life: Hand Dancing

4 Jan

Hand Dancing Stage“Nice to meet you.  What do you do?”

–“I’m an artist.”

“That’s great, but what do you do to make money?”

Since the beginning of time, artists have been living double lives.  Until they reach success, or when they fall from it, artists must have another source of income.  Though many know of this concept of the artist’s double-life, the media representation of Lala (and many other artists) is one-dimensional and cliché.  However, I (as I’m sure many other Drones) want to know who Lala is behind the media image.  What is her day-to-day, and what does she do when art isn’t paying the bills?

With much investigation, I found that Lala is a teacher!  Surprisingly, not a painting teacher, but a teacher in the Ancient Art of Hand Dancing.  The art of hand dancing has been passed down from generation to generation in Lala’s family, originating in the Amazons of Venezuela.  Some native Amazonian tribes still practice this custom in mating and religious rituals.  Below, a video of a hand dancing performance by Lala Drona herself, music “Stolen Merchandise” by Optomystic.

Unfortunately, Lala refuses to release information about her hand dancing classes.  However, we interviewed several of her past students (all of which would like to remain anonymous) and they say classes are private and confidential.  She accepts students only on recommendation basis, so you have to know someone who knows someone if you know what I mean.

Based on a Fact

Catherine Weller, 22, Student at Florida State University

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