Bodyspeak juxtaposes elaborate dances from different cultures, each carrying its ritual significance in the highly disciplined gestures and movements of the performers. Notions of sexual/cultural difference and prejudice are examined through techniques of cultural collision and juxtaposition. No commentary - music only.
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