Dance is one of the purest expressions of self and identity. Whether it’s the proudly joyful umhlanga dance of South Africa, the vibrant bursting colors of the dragon dance of China, the breathtaking and nuanced bharatanatyam of India, the dizzying athletic display of Russia’s kalinka or Brazil’s sensual wildly passionate samba we see them and
immediately recognize in them the people they represent and if we look close enough we find a little bit of ourselves. With BRICS reaching the decade milestone we must move beyond the cold stoic numbers of economic prudence and engage with each other in an increasingly human manner. What better way than saying let us dance and dance and dance!
(Find the Picture Essay on BRICS Journal Issue 6)