Mastering the Shimmy: an Unusual Source of Inspiration

Teaching the bent-knee shimmy in last Thursday's class, I was trying to explain the relaxed loose flop of the movement's reverberation.  Searching for parallels, I suggested, "you know, like those funny internet pictures of running basset hounds," but was met with blank stares.  While not exactly the type of inspirational images I had hoped to be sharing on this blog, I promised to post pictures, so, here they are:

 A palette cleanser:

Photograph by Mirka Adamsky Rackova, via