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After months in lockdown, a weary world is ready to dance

After months in lockdown, a weary world is ready to dance

22/10/2021 9:50:00 AM

After months in lockdown, a weary world is ready to dance

Even in the depths of the pandemic including in lockdown, some are dancing in their kitchen, on the streets, on rooftops.

Maybe it is because feet can be repressed for just so long.But it seems that everywhere, dancers are letting loose.Swing dance lovers gather every Sunday on the promenade as the sun sets in Barcelona, Spain.(AP: Emilio Morenatti)At a family gathering on Topanga Beach in Malibu, California, Pejiman Sabet takes his wife, Gili, in his arms and dances in the sand.

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The couple, who were fully vaccinated, said the get-together was organised to appreciate life.“Love is everything right now,” Gili said.Pejiman Sabet and his wife, Gili, dance on Topanga Beach at Malibu, California.(AP: Jae C Hong)In Taytay, the Philippines, members of the INDAK Banak dance company don masks and head outdoors to prepare for an upcoming virtual competition.

Abegail Mesa said she had to stop dancing during the lockdown as a result of restrictions.She was overwhelmed — finally, she could bond with friends and continue dancing.Abegail Mesa, centre, dances with members of the INDAK Banak Dance Company in Taytay, Philippines.

(AP: Aaron Favila)In Beijing, a park is alive with plaza dancing — an activity popular with women and involving waving cloth fans while moving to music.Plaza dance, a group activity performed in public spaces such as parks or squares, was curtailed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic but its popularity has returned as restrictions eased.

"As long as I can move, I will keep dancing," said Li Fei, a lead dancer.Members of an informal plaza dance group wave cloth fans as they dance to music at a public park in Beijing.()On a Cairo rooftop, Nadine El Gaharib spins in the air."Dance was crucial when COVID-19 started in terms of taking care of my wellbeing," she said.

"When restrictions forced us to stop going to the Opera for classes, I started online dance and it introduced me to a new world of dance. It was very inspiring."Nadine El Gharib, 26, has discovered a new world of dance during the pandemic. (AP: Nariman El-Mofty)

In Gaza City, Palestinians romp in traditional uniform.In a Soweto studio, Tsimamkele Crankydy Xako practises a South African dance gleefully.Tsimamkele Crankydy Xako, 28, centre, a professional dancer, practises at the Soweto Moves Projects dance studio in South Africa.

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(AP: Jerome Delay)And in Oruro, Bolivia, the Diablada de Oruro dance — a fixture of the Andes for hundreds of years — is back after a one-year hiatus.Its absence was keenly felt.Dancer Andrea Hinojosa recalled how hard it was to sit at home last year and watch tapes of previous carnivals.

He was elated to don the spectacular devil's costume once more."Today, the joy is back, we are dancing La Diablada again," he said.Oksana Kagno and her dance teacher Yuri Nezdoiminoga rehearsal in Moscow, Russia. Read more: ABC News »

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You mean a weary Australia!? Australia is not 'the world'. Another dumb story about nothing Hopefully no more viruses come out of china. Currently they’re not allowed to leave their shores so everyone’s safe for a while. But nothing’s changed. Wet markets selling wild animals are alive and well in china still. Not enough pressure is being put on the chinese.

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Melbourne parties after lockdown endMelburnians have celebrated long into the night as the state finally emerges from 262 days of lockdown since the Covid-19 pandemic hit early last year. This tweet is factually incorrect. Melbourne's lockdown lasted 77 days. This was not the 'world's longest lockdown'. The NSW lockdown lasted 100+ days. Please report factual information. how are you supposed to drink with masks on? one slip and mask back on again? this is dumb act for the desperate.

Bars and restaurants reopen as Victoria exits sixth lockdownNo the lockdown still exists. Retail can’t fully open, and we can’t travel to regional VIC. Visitors are still restricted etc. The SOE was extended AGAIN last night. Time for us to move on - pity DanielAndrewsMP and Dan Foley stopped the sneaky behind the doors extensions.

Melbourne lockdown liftedThis authoritarianism should never happen again. How many livelihoods were destroyed, how many undiagnosed cancers are there? Sacrificing freedom for supposed safety achieves neither with 2000 plus new cases each day ... 70% fully vax for 5 million people ... there is at least 1 million not vax at all ... interesting to see how this pans out I wonder if there is any correlation between the most locked down and the most undermined public health orders?

Midnight haircuts, pints and pasta as Victoria’s lockdown liftsWhen Victoria’s lockdown finally lifted at 11.59pm on Thursday, the dormant city of Melbourne sprung to life. lockdown covid19 Only for those that have any money, and those whom still have room on their credit cards.... We haven’t forgotten. We won’t forget...................👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 Well done Victoria Great job DanielAndrewsMP and Team auspoI COVID19 QandA

Enjoy your new freedoms, Melbourne. You’ve earned themThere will be hurdles ahead, but let us hope Melburnians have seen the last of hard lockdowns. |theage EDITORIAL lockdown covid19 Not if CrazyDan & SluggerSutton🐌 have anything to do with it Lockdown7... Not likely with the Chairman in charge. Vote Dan out, it’s our only hope! With Andrews in charge, nobody can be sure that more lockdowns aren’t just around the corner. The goalposts always move