Sunday, April 20, 2014


Twerking is as a type of  dancing in which an individual, usually a female, dances to popular music in a sexually provocative manner. This style of dance became popular in the 1990's and the word has been around for almost 20 years now. However, the amusing fact about this word is that what 20 years of this dance form could not do for it , a young American singer was able to do in a matter of days. The dance form was revived by the American singing sensation at a music award function last year and the word was talked about so much that it made to the Oxford Dictionary.

This dance form would be considered 'raunchy' and 'distasteful' by Indian standards and going by the buzz the young singer created by performing in the dance style, it wasn't appreciated much in the west as well.

However the buzz worked both for the singer and for the word. The singer got publicity in abundance for her infamous dance moves and as we all know for a celebrity any kind of publicity, good or bad, is good. The objective of the performance was to shock and it was achieved. The word finally got universal acceptance and found its way in to the world renowned dictionary.

Courtsey: Google images

My views on the dance form: I don't consider it as a dance form at all. For me sexually intimacy when shown gracefully in dance moves such as salsa is dance.. its poetry in motion but Twerking now that's plain obscenity.

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