Btw, for anyone wondering, yes, the word 'baile' means 'dance' from the Spanish 'bailar' or 'to dance'.
This is one of my favourite paintings by Diego Rivera. Though not as well known as many others, it has been close to my heart this week as I've been writing about the dance and the dancer. I felt compelled to re-write the ending of my second novel to show the growth of the main protagonist, Sabine. She reflects on the madness in the world of her contemporaries (she is 18 years old in the year 2019). It seems to her that everyone is bustling about so much and that all this fidgeting, whether it be globe-trotting, changing jobs and lovers, is symptomatic of a lack of connectedness. She compares it to a French dance move known as 'chasse-croise'...Over to you: