Breakdancing 1

By: miktator

Nov 21 2010

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Category: Europe

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One more week until madness seizes power over Switzerland. One more week until Switzerland makes itself the country having the most ridiculous and most draconic deportation law of  entire Europe.

Therefore, let’s remember some things that foreign cultures, strangers, migrants not always leaving their homecountry by choice have brought to our societies. Some of these things are not recognized as donations of foreign cultures anymore. They have been integrated and swallowed by our societies that much that we almost forget that they have been brought to us by people who we did not always welcome enthusiastically. Breakdance, for example, is a cooproduction of Afroamericans and Latin Americans who had emigrated to the US. They worked together peacefully and created a very specific dancing style that today is being taught and studied in every European dancing school. Even the Migros Klubschule, a school financed by Switzerlands biggest grocery store offering  arts, sports and language courses affordable for everyone, offers breakdance lessons. How many of the people attending the breakdance lessons at the Migros Klubschule will vote for a more draconic deportation law?

Anyway, people in Lyon seem to enjoy the Breakdance performance on the street…


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