Female dancers ‘dagger’ back

March 24, 2017
DHQ Danger
Marvin The Beast puts the moves on this Japanese dancer at a February staging of Yeng Yeng Fridays.
In this file 2008 photo, this couple showed the crowd that it was time for 'dagger morning'.
Danger (front) poses with deejay Spice.
Int'l DHQ Danger
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Last year, several male dancers, including Marvin The Beast, came under heavy attack from the police as well as persons within the music industry for aggressive dance routines involving female patrons.

A number of women were injured at these events after male dancers attempted numerous acrobatic stunts, using them as human props.

However, in recent times, the tables seem to have turned, as videos have now been circulating with female dancers as the aggressors at these events.

Female dancers have switched things up and are using male patrons as props, throwing them on to the ground and jumping on to them from elevated platforms. These over-the-top dance routines have been receiving mixed reactions on social media, with some users praising the female dancers for their stunts, stating that the time has come for men to receive a dose of their own medicine.

Others, however, voiced their concerns, as they believe the outrageous dance moves could cause serious injuries and should not be condoned no matter which sex is involved.

Dancer Int'l DHQ Danger told THE WEEKEND STAR that, while she participates in some of these outrageous dance routines, the intention is never to hurt anyone.

"It's just a form of entertainment. Everyone understands that this is how we have fun at times. Female dancers have been getting hurt from males as well, so it is something that comes with the territory," she said.

She explained that as dancers, sometimes they intentionally 'go hard' as a way of retaliating against men who have been hurting women in the dance space for quite some time.

"They hurt us too, so we letting them get a taste of their own medicine. But we try our best not to hurt them in any serious way," Danger said.

She admits, however, that sometimes people do sustain injuries, and says it is the risk participants take, but most have no problem with it.

 

NO MAJOR OUTCRY

 

There is yet to be any major outcry from the entertainment fraternity or the police on this growing trend, but law enforcers want to assure the public that there is no gender bias.

Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor told THE WEEKEND STAR that female dancers involved in outrageous stunts are not a new phenomenon. However, he said the police cannot take action against these dancers if there are no official reports of injuries from the men participating in these stunts.

"There are female dancers out there who are just as excited as Marvin, and dem jump off buildings and jump on men just the same. We can't fight them though because the people they are dancing with don't have a problem with it, and will tell you that they are having fun and it's just entertainment," he said.

"Some of these persons risk being seriously injured, and until someone reports these actions, all we can do is warn people of the risks. It's a sad trend, but it's part of the culture, and it's a part we hope will just die out on its own."

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