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What is “Tutting”?

August 24th, 2009

According to Wikipedia:

‘Tutting’ refers to a distinct style gained usage during the early 1980s. Its movements made use of the wrists, elbows, and shoulders to create the desired right angle.

Presumably, the dance began as a mimicking of the angular poses common to ancient Egyptian art. Tutting as a whole or certain tutting moves have been referred to as ‘King Tut’; it is likely from this colloquialism for the Pharaoh Tutankhamen, as a representative of ancient Egypt in western popular culture, that the form gained its name.

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