By C. Walter
Dance has proliferated in video clips, tv, web, and retail areas whereas the religious energy of dance has additionally been associated with mass intake. Walter marries the cultural experiences of dance and the spiritual points of dance in an exploration of intake rituals, together with rituals of being persuaded to shop for items that come with dance.
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But even with purchasing something that gives us an out of body experience, it’s unsustainable unless consumption continues. At some juncture, we find then, if we dare to look at it, consumption is not a destination and it doesn’t fulfill our higher-level needs, from which many are disenfranchised. And yet we are made to think it will, such that consumption has become likened to a spiritual salve in its own application. 24 D a n c e , C o n s u m e r i s m , a n d S p i r i t ua l i t y Consumption of Spiritual Products During the summer of 2012, I was walking along Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado.
All they need is a little attitude and some courage. I can substantiate this claim to some degree as, like I said, I see the millions of downloads for black social dances or street dances on YouTube; revenue estimates for blockbuster movies; the numbers 42 D a n c e , C o n s u m e r i s m , a n d S p i r i t ua l i t y of increased dance studios, franchises, and dance clubs that are on the rise; and the number of television shows that have black social dance in them or as their major theme. Not long ago, I was in a US airport waiting for a flight, behind security, and the broadcasted program selected was Dancing with the Stars.
The article “Why Dance? Towards a Theory of Religion as Practice and Performance,” which was published in Method & Theory in the Study of Religion,11 LaMothe illustrates a distinct relationship between dance and religion: the ways in which theologians have turned a deaf ear to voices seeking to legitimize it and simultaneously dance scholars have resided in the objective textual realm and thus marginalizing dance spirituality. 12 Isadora Duncan believed that dance was a religious expression of the same ideas given by Kant, as her beliefs rooted her exploration and production of dance to the Grecian time.