Revolution Dance

I recorded this video yesterday, March 8, to honor International Women’s Day. The fans I move in the air symbolise our wish for greater freedom, our non violent revolution against any kind of power abuse and oppression not just on women, but on any human being on Earth. The song is by a Catalan group called Les Kol.lontai and is called Revolució (Revolution). Here are the most important lines of the song in original Catalan and translated into English:

CATALÀ: “Som la gent que ha decidit dibuixar nous horitzons. Construir un nou país en igualtat, lliure i en pau. Tanca els ulls, dóna’m la mà, crida amb mi sense temor: revolució!”

ENGLISH: “We are the people who have decided to draw new horizons. Build a new country on equality, free and at peace. Close your eyes, give me your hand and shout with me without fear: Revolution!”

© 2020 Marta Pombo Sallés

72 thoughts on “Revolution Dance

    1. Thank you for this great comment, Kamal. We must get together for the betterment of Catalonia, but we must also get together for the betterment of the whole world. LOVE PEACE JUSTICE FOR EVERY ONE. ❤☮

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      1. Yes dear Marta I completely agree with your words. We all have to be United for a better world and we have to remove all selfishness from all of us. You will see me posting inspiring and profound posts to show how we all need to be more loving and kind with each and everyone. Welcome M.

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  1. I love this post, Marta. You are a very gifted and beautiful dancer. Your dance to this song speaks volumes and as always I wish and hope for you and the Catalan people all that you envision and strive for. I hope you are well.

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    1. Thank you so much, Renee. I am well. Hope you are well too. Your comment is uplifting to me. We all need to have to courage to achieve a better world for every single being on Earth. Much Love and Peace to you and to every one. 💕☮

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  2. The dancing appears flawless. I would be hypocritical if I were to be critical since I generally fear dancing. I am too much in my head to move my body. I thought of Shakespeare’s sprite (Is that Ariel?) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Burning Man, and the Chinese Olympics. I also saw a reference to the LBGT community and an annual celebration in the Castro.

    My main concern, although, it may be fitting, is the color black. Black usually means revolt, isolation from the general population as with any anarchistic event, but it is also ominous and frightening, which is not the intent of freedom. It is supposed to bring peace of mind. Also the strands along your sides gave me the feeling of arising from the earth, dripping of mud and moisture, all of which upon reflection may be the point with something new and primordial. Good job!

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  3. Sometimes we leave things without thinking. I consider myself guilty. The first time I saw the video, I just gave it as good and nothing else. I had no idea that the song was in Catalan.
    Now, in the silence of the calm afternoon, I have enjoyed your dance in more detail. You made an emotional tribute to that special day for all women in the world. You have left a message asking for a peaceful departure for your beloved Catalonia.
    And you have danced like a butterfly. With multicolored spread wings that transcend a sky to find hope of peace in hearts.
    Your dance was great Marta
    Greetings from Santiago de Chile
    Manuel

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Manuel. You have perfectly understood my intentions with this dance. Me alegro mucho de que te haya gustado tanto. Greetings from near Barcelona. Marta

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  4. MARTA!!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!! What power, beauty, strength and grace You possess!!! You danced female energy so exquisitely! The smile and joy You just gifted me will stay with me a long while! THANK YOU!!! Happy be-lated International Women’s Day!!! 🤗❤️🌀🙏🏼😊

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    1. Thank you so much, Katy! Your comment is marvelous, so thoughtful and encouraging. I am glad you have enjoyed this post. Will come back to your beautiful blog soon. Hugs, Marta.

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  5. cHANGING THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE IS A cHRISTIAN IDEA—WHAT CHRISTIANITY IS ALL ABOUT—PEOPLES’ HEARTS CHOOSING TO GET CLOSER TO GOD. IF WE ARTISTS COULD EVER GIVE UP OUR VARIOUS POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS AND FOCUS UPON CHANGING THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE TOWARD PEACE AND MUTUAL RESPECT, IN MY OPINION, IT WOULD GO A LONG WAY TOWARD THAT GOAL. IT IS A WORTHY GOAL, NONETHELESS BUT WE ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN THOSE OUTSIDE THE ARTISTIC COMMUNITY wE MUST LET OUR HEARTS BE CHANGED FIRST WITHOUT BEING MANIPULATED INTO IT…IF THAT IS AT ALL POSSIBLE! I PRAY IT CAN BE POSSIBLE FOR OUR–0-AND SOCIETY’S—SAKE!

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      1. a VERY DIFFICULT thing to do…without the person’s permission! Oh there are ways of forced reeducation and disguising brainwash techniques, but that uses deception and abusive torture! We christians neither wish to brainwash or force anyone….but allow the choice—even as our Lord and Savior wants followers who choose to love Him who don’t just leave their God-given brains elsewhere…as we—I—have been accused of! Anyway until God changes the human heart nothing will really change. But God refuses to do this enmass—which certainly would seem to be easier! 😀 THANK YOU for allowing me my (and God’s) two-cents’ worth—His is worth much more than mine! 😀

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  6. Hola Marta! Thank you for sharing your art with us. I loved the fans and your graceful movements. I also read the poem, and it’s hard not to feel a yearning for ‘freedom’ in the broadest sense of the word. Your post makes me reflect on Rousseau- ‘Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains’. I wonder what man would make of this world, of himself, if he were truly free, without any social structures or norms that chain him. Paradoxically then, do these ‘chains’ keep us in check, preserving social order and sanity? Or are they disguised to curb our spontaneity, creativity and imagination? Early morning ponderings…
    I hope you doing well, amiga. Take care and stay safe 🙂

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    1. Hello Devika, thank you so much for your time and thoughtful comment! So glad you liked the dance and the freedom poem. As human beings we can only aim at greater freedom because it will always be limited as this is inherent to the human condition. For instance, none of us can escape death at some point and, at the same time, wanting more security and surveillance means losing more freedom. Do we want to sacrifice it and have totalitarian regimes? Do we want to cut creativity’s wings? I think I agree with your early morning ponderings. Stay strong and safe, amiga meva. 🙏💪🍀🌞❤

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    1. Thank you, Kat. I am fine even though Catalonia and the rest of Spain are second most infected European places with Covid 19 after Italy. We are not allowed to leave our homes except for buying food and meds. How are you coping in your country?

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      1. I am so so glad you are well Marta. So glad.

        I feel so sad and my heart goes out to Catalonia and the rest of Spain. Crazy times these are.

        Certain provinces in Canada are in lock down. Where I am, the message is clear ‘stay home’. Some are still not respecting it. It’s tough.

        Love to you Marta.
        Stay safe.

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      2. Thank you, Kat. Stay strong, healthy and safe. Let us learn the positive lesson of these hard times. Let us stick to Love and Hope. We will not surrender and will get over all hardships. Hugs, Marta.

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