Monday, April 15, 2013


Po-lem-ic noun an aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another

I had the song picked out months ago. It's one of my all time favorites with a very political point. I know what you're thinking. No, it's not "Pour Some Sugar on Me". The question was, could I make a pole routine that would do justice to it? The answer of course is "no".  Despite this, I pushed forward anyhow.

So on the week I completed and submitted Rock The Kasbah, the book to my editor. That Saturday I danced on a pole to Rock the Casbah, the song.

In case you're not a neurotic hipster audiophile who knows that the song was written about the ban  Islamist authorities had on popular music from the West from the 1970's through the 1990's in Iran, that's what the song's about. Not only is my dance polemical, I also have a poleax to grind.

Because I think the best way to make a statement about what's going on in the Islamist regime in Egypt right now and the treatment of women there is best expressed while dancing provocatively scantily clad on a pole.

(The video starts a little late and I screw up, see if you catch it.  Ok, there's more than one mistake...)

Suck that Morsi! Not to be confused with Morrissey, whom I have no poleax to grind with.


Leah Griffith said...

Bravo! I can't believe the amount of strength and body control you have. Wow! Well done my powerful sister. This is a tribute to all the women of the world who are oppressed and suppressed. No wonder men tremble at the idea of a woman coming into her own glorious power, because once released she is limitless.

Makes me want to dance on a pole;)

The Loerzels said...

@ Leah-Hallelujah! We live in a country where we aren't forced to marry our rapists. I wish all the women of the world could say that! said...

Loved it- and enjoyed the stoic hands over stomach poses of the two on the right behind you!

Joy Page Manuel said...

Bravo!!!! The music made it more 'you'! Amazing!


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