Dutty Wine

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This article is about the Dance and Song. For other uses, see Dutty.

"Dutty Wine" is a form of Jamaican head dance, characteristically danced by young women.[1] There are several dancers in Jamaica who claim they were its creator. Although there is proof in a video with one of the crowned Dancehall Queens named Mad Michelle first performing the dance in front of a crowd.[2] The Dutty Wine is also a song by dancehall artist Tony Matterhorn.

Dutty Wine Culture[edit]

Although Dancehall Queen Mad Michelle is a possible creator of the Dutty Wine, the packaged concept of the Dutty Wine came from a trio in Montego Bay named The Attitude Girls.[3] Dancehall Queen Shalara Gayle of The Attitude Girls is most famous for doing the fastest and longest Dutty Wine Dance [4][5]

The Dance[edit]

The dance involves a rotating movement of the neck[2] ("wine" refers to winding, or gyration.) [1] The dancer can also move their legs like a bird, while simultaneously rotating their wrists, neck, and posterior. Sometimes more advanced dancers will include the splits in their Dutty Wine.

The dance is not done by ordinary people in Jamaica, only by females who are known dancers or Dancehall Queens.[6] The dance experienced a surge of popularity around the world, especially in Jamaican communities in parts of the United Kingdom and North America. Some even have gone so far as to label it as "the dance craze" of 2006.[7]

Doctor's Warnings[edit]

Some doctors have warned against performing the Dutty Wine, claiming it may cause serious muscle trauma, and ligament damage;[8] it has the reputation of causing neck injury.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marcia A. Forbes Music, Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica Kingston: Arawak, 2010
  2. ^ a b Teino Evans (June 14, 2006). "Who created the 'Dutty Wine'?". The Jamaica Star. 
  3. ^ Rob Kenner (Nov 2006). "Boomshots: Reggae Riddims & Reality". Vibe. p. 164. 
  4. ^ Adrian Frater (August 2, 2006). "Attitude gal! - Shalara Gayle cops Dancehall Queen crown". The Jamaica Star. 
  5. ^ Sonjah Stanley Niaah (2010). DanceHall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto. University of Ottawa Press. p. 119. ISBN 9780776607368. 
  6. ^ James Dalton (15 Jan 2007). "Dutty Wine Dance". Article Gold. 
  7. ^ "Is It The Dance Of Death?". BBC Caribbean. 17 November 2006. 
  8. ^ "Dutty wine danger". The Jamaica Star. May 8, 2006. 

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