erik lundegaard

Where the Hell is Matt? (2012)

I can't believe it's been four years. Matt's been busy. (Check out the last shot in particular.)

It's still a joy to see all the people from around the world dancing together. The one sour note is in Syria, where those dancing with Matt have their faces blurred out. A reminder that for all the dancing we can do together, there are those who prefer we not. I'm reminded of Emma Goldman's line that if she can't dance she doesn't want to be part of your revolution. I'm reminded of Terrence Malick's “Tree of Life” lines about Grace and Nature: “Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it. And love is smiling through all things.”

This is a video of love smiling through all things.  

Here's my post about the 2008 version. Here's my friend Jim Walsh's article about same.

Favorites of the 2012 version? I like the silliness of Lesedi, the wow of Saudi Arabia, the moves busted in Hungary and Toulon, the valiant attempt to keep up in Port-au-Prince. The Indonesia movements are just exquisite. The whole thing is joyous.

It's the same message as in 2008 but always worth repeating. Travel. Dance. Be silly. Because love is smiling through all things.


Posted at 03:30 PM on Wed. Jun 20, 2012 in category Music  
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Reed wrote:

Just incredible. This guy is awesome.

Comment posted on Sun. Jun 24, 2012 at 01:41 PM

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