Netflix’s Explained Season 3 Episode 11 Recap: Dance Crazes

Netflix’s Explained Season 3 Episode 11 takes a looking at the rising dance trends which seems to have dominated the globe. Stemming is a product of the news site Vox, Explained works as the third eye giving us deeper insights into social and topical issues. The new episode is called Dance Crazes and has a runtime of over 20 minutes, like most other episodes.

– Netflix’s Explained Season 3 Episode 11 Recap contains mild spoilers –

In Explained Season 3 Episode 11, we have narrator Kelly Rowland talk about the influence of dance culture and how it has impacted our lives over the centuries. It takes us back to the monochrome era, reminding us of the first-ever viral dance from “Waltz” and how it spread across borders.

Vox’s show also credits and brings forward the issue of how black creators for the longest time have not been given their due credit for innovating new dance forms such as the ‘Charleston’ or ‘twist’. The episode holds us witness to the revolution in the dance community brought forward by African American communities Their dance forms initially rejected and called inappropriate were later sensationalized by the white people, making us realize how deeply rooted in is the issue of being inconsiderate to the less privileged.

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This particular episode is narrated in segments helping us understand how a dance craze being viral works, since ancient times.

It also brings into focus today’s dance crazes which are essentially known to us as “dance challenges”. The rise of social media platforms such as Dubsmash and TikTok has become a means for creators, especially black creators, to spread their creativity in the form of dance and movement. Explained Season 3 Episode 11 features creators of certain viral dances like ‘Laffy Taffy’ and ‘Corvette Corvette’ who talk about how they have been robbed of credits at times- sometimes from big label influencers or by popular games like, Fortnite.

The issue of credit and copyright is raised over in this episode educating us on how it has evolved over the years and yet, there isn’t something concrete that would protect creative content creators of their intellectual rights. However, due to the rise of platforms like YouTube which has made spreading and vocalizing the issue of credit more feasible it is easier for creators now to demand their due credit.

Explained connects people throughout history starting from Strauss’ Waltz to Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk, Madonna’s Voguing to Psy’s Gangnam Style and most recently, to all the viral TikTok dance forms that are by the end of the day the art of expressing and being free.

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Explained Season 3 Episode 11 Recap: Final Thoughts

Explained‘s Dance Crazes is informative and educational. It feels like reading a non-fiction book that takes you on a ride through history and drops you off in modern times, leaving you with ruminations about the cultural development people have gone through. But most importantly, the episode is about the therapy that resides in dance and movement and the thought that gave origin to the art of synchronization in the first place.

The episode has done justice to African American communities and given them the credit of revolutionizing dance and the craze that lies underneath it. An episode dedicated to this particular art form only strengthens the fact how art heals, one person at a time and needs to be studied and understood for appreciation.

Explained Season 3 Episode 11 is now streaming on Netflix. To catch the recap for Explained Season 3‘s previous episodes, click here.

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Netflix's Explained Season 3 Episode 11 educates us about the rise and virality of dance forms all over the world

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