Jazz Hands!


This Flickr pool puts all kinds of photos of jazz hands together. Most are pictures of people with splayed fingers, but some, like this warning sign, may be unintentionally jazzy. Link -via Buzzfeed

(image credit: Flickr user xetark)

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for those of us interested:

When you heard the phrase 'jazz hands', most likely the speaker's reference is about jazz dance. It describes a hand position utilized in the earliest days of swing and big band music. Later, as jazz moved into bebop, the move became more muted and symbolically expressive. The famous choreographer Bob Fosse popularized the current form of jazz hands, so much so that his nickname was, in fact, "Jazz Hands." Today, jazz hands are almost clichè, but can still convey the overall theme and tone of jazz music and dance.

How To Make Jazz Hands

Form any pose that actively involves your arms and hands. Spread all of your fingers as far apart as you can. Tense your hands as much as possible. Move your arms (and body, if desired) in sudden, short, aesthetic bursts. Repeat until flamboyance is achieved.
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ted is visceral : we can hear all the grumbling for his belly :D

Besides the US, I wonder if there is another country using this cultural reference. Not in France.
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Oh hi ted and thanks for a peek into your comment posting behaviour :)

The reason I asked is because you wrote "Actually I don't care", and I wondered why you would go through the hassle of commenting if you didn't care.

Anyway your reply put a smile on my face so thanks and have a nice day :)
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