I am impressed by talented people that devote their lives to the performing arts. These people hard for long hours to perfect and maintain their craft. It is unfortunate that such talent is so poorly remunerated, with the exception or the few that make inordinate sums.
Tonight, we enjoyed a performance of the dance show Burn Up The Floor in London’s West End. Even if you are, like me, a non-dancer, this is a very entertaining way to spend a few hours of your life. This show has been running for six years, after debuting in Australia, and is performed at different cities around the world. You can only hope that it comes to a city near you or is running in a city you visit.
_ The German Word of the Day is tanzen (to dance). It’s easy to see the similarity in the two languages. Surprisingly, many German people that speak in low dialect even say Danzen, which suggests that the English word derives from Germanic roots. Dancing surely evolved much earlier from movements of distant ancestors (and I mean prior to homo erectus!).
Like many German words, this one is part of a building block set with nouns and prefixes: Tanzmusik (dance music), Tanzschuhe (dance shoe), Tanzschule (Dance school), Tanzeinlage (dance show), Tanzschritte (coreography), antanzen (report to), eintanzen (warm up), umtanzen (evade), and so on.
Below is a short glimpse (don't worry, there are no words) of what keeps my wife and daughter out of my hair...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.