The Star could be a Star in real life, because she dances well. However, don’t make the mistake of looking for her in dance troops or shows : she is a true star, she makes her appearances rare. Of course, she’s courted by all these groups, but they hold no interest for her, they have to understand. Contrary to the King of the Dancefloor, the Star dances in the middle of the floor because she likes to believe that she is a Someone who everyone around will stop dancing, or will come closer, just for the pleasure of laying eyes on her. Just to check, she will scan the room to make sure that everyone is watching her as soon as she takes her first step, and at the end of each measure. The Star does not look at her partner, she looks at her public. It is common that she will start a conversation with her admirers on the edge of the dancefloor without a second thought for her partner, who she lets lead her, with little interest, as if to say, ‘ah, I’m sooooo very very good.’ The Star never smiles : she cultivates her aura of mystery and she is very conscious of her role and her position. If you dared to approach her, timid, to compliment her and to ask where she learned to dance, she may possibly accept your compliment with the gratification of a condescending smile, and will explain that her dance is in the blood, that she learned everything in two weeks, and that most other dancers copy her moves. But do not make the fatal error of inviting her to dance : she only will dance with the cream of the best dancers and will not compromise her style with beginners or intermediate dancers. She picks them, like the preying mantis, herself…on the off-chance that a producer happens to be watching.
juillet 20, 2005