There’s a French guy who got the idea to perform serious public dances with heavy dirt-loading equipment, and if you can watch this without laughing, I salute your dedication to the arts and the ancient and mysterious ways of The Dance:
This performance does look fun to watch, but as a silly fun thing or a parody of how seriously pretentious people can sometimes take art (so. much. restraint.)
“The audience was mesmerized as man and machine twirled and teased in an elegant pas de deux.” It’s funny because the audience looks less “mesmerized” and more “What the hell is that? This popcorn is yummy.” And also, in 2008, it’s simply impossible to say the sentence “man and machine twirled and teased in an elegant pas de deux” without anticipating an immediate spit-take.