Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dance, Catholic, Dance

I clicked, I watched, I laughed.

I actually think that liturgical dance can be done well, like any other art in service of God. Unfortunately, "done well" occurs about .25% of the time. Trust Stephen Colbert to send up the other 99.75%. (Hat tip to You Duped Me, Lord.)

ALSO: Can't resist adding this piece on Pope Benedict's IPod moves from Jay Leno. Note, no liturgy involved. (Hat tip to Happy Catholic.)



--I.C.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I suggest you read 'Spirit of the Liturgy' written by a certain cardinal RATZINGER now Pope, where he criticises liturgical dances ans something that has NOT IS PLACE in the liturgy.

twoleftfeet said...

Anon, I'm definitely not a fan of liturgical dance either, but I seem to recall it being done pretty well at WYD in Paris. I understand that it was done at other liturgies presided over by JPII as well. While each of us may have strong opinions on what works liturgically based on our personal tastes, let's admit that this is the *catholic* Catholic Church -- in which a certain amount of diversity in liturgical practice is not only permitted, but encouraged. All of our worship is ultimately imperfect, which is why Christ's perfect sacrifice in the Eucharist is the center of the liturgy. Far be it from us to imagine that whatever else we do in the rest of the liturgy is ever going to be perfect . . . .

The Ironic Catholic said...

I think you folks may need to watch that video again and laugh. ;)

aaron said...

Ha! I just posted that dance on my blog.

Ah, no. Liturgical Dance can never be done well.

I 'spose it's fine outside of church -- that it to get down and dance -- but then it would't be "liturgical" dancing would it!

Malastine said...

That is one on the funnist videos i've seen on the web in a long time and by far the funniest that can be tied into liturgy.

Quin Finnegan said...

Funny stuff! Reminds me a little of that seen in Whit Stilman's Barcelona, where the Taylor Nichols character dances to Jazz music while reading Leviticus. Same wacky leg moves.

Honora said...

I'm suddenly a candidate for Depends! What a riot!