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"Shall We Dance" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Shall We Dance" (跳个舞吧)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 200(W)×200(H)×8(D) cm | 78.8(W)×78.8(H)×3.2(D) inches
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 19 kg | 41.9 lb • CRATED: - kg |- lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "The Cat That Eats Diodes" at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS Nikky Xu (performance) • Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (photographic research) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction)

Hula-ing your way to success is not so difficult. First, your torso and legs should be firmly grounded; unmovable. Visualisation helps. Think of an oak tree, or your boss when you're asking for a day off. At the same time, keep your midsection and hips fluid. Your wobbly abs and jelly-like hips are what you need to keep the hoop spinning. A few more things - posture is important! Keep your spine straight. Momentum matters. Feel the centrifugal force. Feel your muscles working. And of course, persistence. Practice! Oh, you'll probably get it someday. But as I stand here, barking out these unhelpful suggestions while you despondently pick the clattering hoop from the ground yet again, the disconnect between intent and reality seems to grow ever wider. Maybe you're just not meant to hula. That's alright; put the hoop down. Shall we dance? [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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