Dancing Queen

Evidence that Ayn Rand would like Riverdance:

She described her ideal form of the dance as “tap dance and ballet combined,” and envisioned one form of it as being performed “without ever moving from one spot.”


Evidence that Ayn Rand would dislike Riverdance:

It’s inspired by traditional folk dancing, and Rand hated folk dancing, memorably writing that “all folk art is essentially similar and excruciatingly boring: if you’ve seen one set of people clapping their hands while jumping up and down, you’ve seen them all.”


One Response to Dancing Queen

  1. Irfan Khawaja November 10, 2015 at 12:21 am #

    File under: Further Adventures in the Antinomies of Objectivist Reason.

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