My van is tough, efficient and reliable, and is always with me every step of the way, wherever I'm planning to go. However, I can't say that I've ever been tempted to collaborate with my Ford Transit to put on a dance performance – as graceful as my van can be, I doubt that I would do it any justice.
Mind you, French choreographer Dominique Boivin seems to think that performing with a vehicle is a good idea.
The dancer has stunned audiences during a contemporary dance event held in Chennai, India by showcasing a performance with the help of a five-ton digger.
Boivin's routine involves him getting pretty close to the claw of the digger which he leaps over, swings off of and at one point even looks as though he might be crushed by the vicious looking device.
Ok, the whole show, named "Transports Exceptionnels", looks very impressive, and I would be the first to agree that vehicles can be much more agreeable than humans to interact with, but surely using one as a dance partner is taking the relationship between vehicle and man a little bit too far?!
I think I will be keeping my relationship with my van strictly professional, and to be honest, I don't think anyone needs another reminder of my dancing skills after those infamous moves I attempted to make at my wedding reception!
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