About 2 years ago I heard a Sir Ken Robinson’s talk in Talk, it was great. Particular, he mentioned a concept of two sides of head. The fact was that under current education system, for most people only one side of the head was trained, while the other ability-like dancing had been highly devaluated.
When I watched the talk, more often I was just laughing, as it was just funny. Personally it also reminded me the days when I was playing piano in my parents’ small house.but till recently I watched some films on my flight back to Melbourne, I suddenly found this group of dancing people was actually so close to me.
The theme of this month’s films on Air China was definitely dance. In its entertainment system, from “That’s it” to “Step Up”, then to “Dirty Dance”, it’s all about dance. And the idea shown in the films is the same as in Ken’s talk: Dance is just skill you can learn, but not a job. Most dancers are living in a bad situation, so they need money badly and they have sex to different people. Most importantly, top class family will never allow their kid to be a dancer. However, all the conflits in the films I saw told me a different perspective, if they really like to dance, and that desire is so strong, they will never care about the rules in their family and finally get what they want finally.
I wish the audience of the dance films can also all watch the talk of Ken, and if they are not too late to make a choice between two half of the head for themselves or others, reconsider about it. What I totally agreed is that in both ways we can learn live happily.