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The Kind of Witchcraft Dancers Would Really Do

If they had time to practice witchcraft

Inspired by a recent viewing of Suspiria (2018 version).

I don’t typically enjoy violent horror movies (if I do watch them, it’s with my hands over my ears and my eyes closed), but Suspiria is a dance movie, so I HAD to see it. From my comfy spot hiding beneath the theater seat, I watched as the witches got up to all kinds of crazy nonsense.

Suspiria was terrifying, grotesque and a pretty good dance movie.

But it got me thinking. I know a lot of dancers and, given the time to practice the supernatural arts, they’d probably prioritize a little differently than the witches in the movie. What do I mean? Well:

So, as good as the movie was, it just wasn’t realistic enough for me to give it five stars. Hopefully one day someone will make a film that more accurately reflects what fictional dancer witches would really want.

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Photo by Ahmad Odeh on Unsplash

Thanks for reading! Sarah is a writer and dancer who exists on twitter and instagram and redbubble.

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