Oh gosh I forgot about this! Yes this drives me nuts too!! I totally agree!!Pharaonic arms :lol: I am not sure why but it drives me nuts to see those angled arm positions. I know that some people might like them and I know that it is not a matter of me being "right" and others being wrong. I just cringe when I see them. (It could be done in a humorous way, although... comedy is also hard to pull off)
Think of the stereotypical arm poses of people in pharaonic art.I'm afraid to ask now...what are phaoronic arms?
There is a place for facial expressions other than smiling at the beginning of a performance - I've used a scowly/haughty expression in this peformance's entrance (not that you can see it in the video due to the camrea angle) to give weight to a very long intro and make the audience wonder if I was going to dance for them or not. (in that instance, of course it helps to go out there with a mindset that says exactly the same thing. In this case I wasn't certain that I was going to dance for them, but they behaved so I opened up my heart, smiled and danced).My pet peeve is performers who don't smile! I realise grinning like a mad woman all the way through looks equally daft, but I'm sick of dancers who come on stage looking like they're having teeth pulled.
I wish I could look regally, beautifully haughty, but I end up looking either like I'm thinking of taking an ax to someone or like I have a very terrible pain somewhere that is about to do me in right on stage.There is a place for facial expressions other than smiling at the beginning of a performance - I've used a scowly/haughty expression ...!