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Dancing Around the World

Updated: May 10, 2021

A banner year for cave painting, a little Yiddish to express how we’re all feeling this year, and dancing around the world with Mickela Mallozzi.

First Stop:

Archeologists on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia uncovered the world’s oldest animal cave painting earlier this year. It's a life-sized image of a Sulawesi warty pig (great name) that’s estimated to be 45,500 years old. It includes two handprints, which are the earliest evidence of humans on the island.

An Aboriginal rock painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia's Kimberley region was discovered in February. It's only a fraction as ancient (17,300 years old), but that still roughly 600 generations. The world's oldest known rock painting is 73,000 years old and located in South Africa.

Next Stop:

Alicia spoke with Mickela Mallozzi, a dancer and the host of the Four-time Emmy® Award-winning public television travel series Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi. Mickela talked about how dance and music show us the soul of a place and help us to communicate without words and why art and dance matter -- especially now. She also discussed several ways to keep dancing, even when we can't physically gather together.

The first is her own #BareFeetLIVE virtual dance sessions. You can find each session on her Facebook page, on YouTube or on Instagram. She also mentioned DJ D-Nice and his (aptly titled) Club Quarantine and Debbie Allen Dance Company's virtual dance classes.

Have you ever danced on vacation?

Which dance classes (virtual or in-person) do you recommend?

What music moves you?

Language Love:

Gay kaken ofn yahm


Go shit in the ocean -- or take a hike, if you prefer a less gleefully vulgar version.

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