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#1 Bloodtau

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

Annoying me a little now =p Need to know what it is! Seen it somewhere

#2 Katreyn

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:05 PM

I'm curious myself. It seems familiar, but I have no idea what it is.

#3 AMIX_GW2

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:06 PM

Skrillex version here:




i dont know the real song but its this dance... its the guy from 17sec+


EDIT HERE IS THE ORIGINAL:


Edited by AMIX_GW2, 21 August 2012 - 11:08 PM.


#4 Rashy

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:06 PM

Some kind of Bollywood dance? -shrug-

#5 Symbiont

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:09 PM

its called the bhangra dance, yep i didn't know previously, i just found the video who showed me

here is is all the dance moves and where it is based on

Edited by Symbiont, 21 August 2012 - 11:13 PM.


#6 Bloodtau

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

100% sure it's that?
Seems a bit obscure for arenanet to put it in game 0.o. It's usually more known and popular dances.

It doesn't fit, at all.

The Sylvari are based on celtic/gaelic culture and myth, not Indian. Don't like it once bit.... =(

Edited by Bloodtau, 21 August 2012 - 11:19 PM.


#7 Spenn

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

View PostBloodtau, on 21 August 2012 - 11:12 PM, said:

100% sure it's that?
Seems a bit obscure for arenanet to put it in game 0.o. It's usually more known and popular dances.

It doesn't fit, at all.

The Sylvari are based on celtic/gaelic culture and myth, not Indian. Don't like it once bit.... =(

Obscure? Time to broaden your horizons :)

http://en.wikipedia..../Bhangra_(dance)

#8 Lisletbh

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:07 AM

I swear i've seen this dance before in Everquest 2, that video didn't look very much like it.. I agree, I think basing a dance off a whole dance style is a bit obscure in comparison to specific choreography. I'll keep looking until i find the video!



This is the video but it wasn't the same dance.

Edited by Lisletbh, 23 August 2012 - 10:08 AM.


#9 The Trouble With Me

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:20 AM

You guys don't know bhangra? We had to dance it in first school and it was performed in the London closing ceremony with Eric Idle. Maybe it's more prominent in Britain.



View PostBloodtau, on 21 August 2012 - 11:12 PM, said:

100% sure it's that?
Seems a bit obscure for arenanet to put it in game 0.o. It's usually more known and popular dances.

It doesn't fit, at all.

The Sylvari are based on celtic/gaelic culture and myth, not Indian. Don't like it once bit.... =(

I actually picked Indian names for my sylvari because of similarities with gaelic names. I also completely disagree.

#10 lougar

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

View PostBloodtau, on 21 August 2012 - 11:12 PM, said:

100% sure it's that?
Seems a bit obscure for arenanet to put it in game 0.o. It's usually more known and popular dances.

It doesn't fit, at all.

The Sylvari are based on celtic/gaelic culture and myth, not Indian. Don't like it once bit.... =(
so how does celts dance? just curious.
does the dances really have to be "lore friendly"?
if so only the asura dance is ok.
P.s there's another thread about a dance merchant people found in rata sum so you can cange dance if you want.

#11 Admiral Rabbit

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

View PostBloodtau, on 21 August 2012 - 11:12 PM, said:

100% sure it's that?
Seems a bit obscure for arenanet to put it in game 0.o. It's usually more known and popular dances.

It doesn't fit, at all.

The Sylvari are based on celtic/gaelic culture and myth, not Indian. Don't like it once bit.... =(

Depends how you rate obscurity. Since the Sylvari are all British anyway Indian culture feels like a good fit. India and Britain are very closely tied, and there is a huge Indian presence in the country. Seeing people with British accents dancing like that just feels normal to me.

Also, the dance itself seems like a good fit. I've always got an impression of almost childlike sincerity and joy from the Bhangra style dancing. Seems like a good fit for the Sylvari.

#12 TheSyde

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

View PostAMIX_GW2, on 21 August 2012 - 11:06 PM, said:

Skrillex version here:




i dont know the real song but its this dance... its the guy from 17sec+


EDIT HERE IS THE ORIGINAL:



That reminds me... If they ever add more dances, they should add this one

I mean, that's something i would actually dance. Seems crazy enough to get me going.

Edited by TheSyde, 23 August 2012 - 01:51 PM.


#13 AshurEtilLani

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

Maybe the Sylvari is not fitting to you but its the only one that has me not trying to shove a fork in my eyes. The Human and Asuran dances are the worst of the lot. The Norn is fitting as you have to be drunk as a Norn to watch it, and as I'm sworn to hate all things Cowcat i'm not going to comment on :devil:

#14 Synsane

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

To conclude, no one found the dance, and no one said they didn't know what Bhangra dance was. Also, AshurEtilLani's tastes suck, and obviously never has partied.

#15 Albione

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:24 PM

I like the sylvari dance; norn dancing, not so much.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:30 PM

I used to not like it but then after awhile I think it is cute

#17 Valkaire

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:41 AM

View PostAlbione, on 27 September 2012 - 10:24 PM, said:

I like the sylvari dance; norn dancing, not so much.

HOW DO YOU NOT LIKE THE CARLTON DANCE? Were you deprived of your childhood by not watching fresh prince?!?!




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