Last weekend my family and I went to a concert of Indian music and dance, where a troupe from Rajasthan was performing something similar to this:
This is a dance of women whose occupation is to carry water from the wells to their homes. Most of Rajasthan is a desert, and the nearest well can be far from the village. Singing and dancing is a way to add a little bit of joy into their long walk through the monotonous desert.
Many dances have originated from professions or occupations, and I wonder, can we — IT people — create our own traditional IT dance? Like Rajasthani water carriers balance pots and other utensils on their heads, we can dance with computers, keyboards, routers and cables (and so many things can be done with cables!).
I am serious! If you like the idea, please contact me. Our dance can have elements from different countries, reflecting the fact that IT people come from all sorts of backgrounds, and become more location independent. We can mix newest high-tech music with traditional folk melodies. Thus we will enrich our IT culture and add more joy into our everyday routine.
We can get some inspiration from these South African gold mine workers: