There’s something magical about a dance that comes out of nowhere. It’s as if suddenly things and people are in tune and in sync – so much so that they produce an art form more than the sum of its parts. Writers know this, of course, which is why they occasionally include them in otherwise dance-less shows. The unexpected, serendipitous dance in fandom illustrates a suddenly profound revelation, a congruence, an alignment. People come together and make something amazing, without even knowing what that something is. This might be described as perichoresis, a Greek word meaning rotation or going around. Some say this describes dance, others primarily use it to describe the Christian trinitarian idea of God. In any case it’s a beautiful, revelatory moment created by three or more people joining together in movement. In fandom it is almost certainly silly (or even a dream or a hallucination), but no matter – it’s like love, or home, or joy: hard to describe, but you know it when you see it, and when you do, paradigms shift. In Dancer Pose, you can feel your jazz-handy flair and know that in yourself you embody this beautiful, strange, unexpected, serendipitous, universal time.