"Dirty Dancing"

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 5 May 2018 in Documentary & Street.

Gérard from Allauch, France

I find the title inopportune for this photograph however excellent

5 May 2018 7:03am

@Gérard: There is a sign behind the main character for the play "Dirty Dancing".

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo en b&w

5 May 2018 9:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, dancing...really ironic

5 May 2018 9:28am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


5 May 2018 10:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

looks like the twist to me. A sad sight

5 May 2018 11:37am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A sad sight indeed.

5 May 2018 4:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

He doesn't look well at all. I like the shadows on the sidewalk from the bikes.

6 May 2018 2:20am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Maybe he is doing a tap dance on someone below...eegads;-)...i see the sign ;-) You are SO GOOD !!!!!

6 May 2018 3:22am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Yes, but look the others comments, this title has oriented the picture subject on an other way !

6 May 2018 7:08am

@Gérard: I have as much control over subjectivity as I do the plight of poor souls such as the person above, but I can certainly see and appreciated your point and I thank you for expressing it candidly. This is an entertainment district filled with expensive theatres and restaurants and shops; the "Dirty Dancing" poster made me want to go for a sad irony symbolism. For you, it came across as insensitivity and I can see it both ways. Thanks again for expressing your view !

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great title and I like your point of view to show the passing parade of people so very different to the dirty dancer and his world.

6 May 2018 7:12am

Gérard from Allauch, France

I understood that you were not insensitive especially with such a photo, in this series, and photos made in the past. I just think that some well-treated topics like this photo, should not be wasted by irony whose subtlety is not understandable to all.

6 May 2018 5:58pm

@Gérard: Yes. Point taken and thank you again.