New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio Seeks to Bring City Back From Coronavirus with Interpretive Dance Sessions on the Street
Do you remember when New York City used to be cool?
Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking to restore the diminished city by staging cultural events that include bizarre interpretive dance sessions on city streets. The Mayor spoke about a city plan to bring back New York City’s cultural life with a series of street performances.
Meanwhile, some performers engaged in a bizarre interpretive dance session.
The whole world is a stage, so we’re bringing live performances BACK to New York City! Our streets will be filled with music, performances, and dance thanks to our #OpenCulture program. Applications open March 1: https://t.co/lp0DfJiK7X
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) February 15, 2021
De Blasio was assailed for the weak destruction as the once-legendary city collapses, incurring the worst outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus in the entire world. Hundreds of thousands of residents have left the city, citing declining quality of life, tolerance for crime, high taxes, riots, and anarcho-tyranny.
Dude, nobody cares about dumbshit performance art. They want solutions to their problems and art that isn't weird and lame. Art that has heart. Art that comes from people, not self-satisfied shit that looks like another TV commercial and just gets in their damn way in the city.
— James Lindsay, super-antiracist (@ConceptualJames) February 16, 2021
The Open Culture program De Blasio is creating will designate 115 street areas for artists to practice their craft. Unfortunately, with levels of violent crime unseen in the city for decades, it’s unlikely that creative talent with more talent than the typical 30-second commercial will practice their craft in the beleaguered city.
Wildlife enthusiast and MMA podcaster Joe Rogan expressed his surprise with the glib dance party, questioning why De Blasio wants to fund interpretive dance sessions as New Yorkers continue to die from the coronavirus.
How the fuck is this a real thing. https://t.co/xi4DYlnrP2
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) February 16, 2021
Sadly, the era of New York City being a global leader in multiple genres of music, film, and art may be a thing of the past. The essence of the city’s creative expression will conceivably be spent on diversity trainings and critical race theory for the foreseeable future, with freedom of thought to create new forms of free expression deemed “problematic.”