Dancing To Connect To A Global Tribe Matt Harding has been to 70 countries to dance — badly — in front of a camera, and videos of his travels have become an Internet sensation. Harding believes interacting with so many different people challenges him to understand what unites humanity.
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Dancing To Connect To A Global Tribe

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Dancing To Connect To A Global Tribe

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I: I believe in adaptation.

I: I believe in a silver lining.

I: I believe that being flexible keeps me going.

I: I believe every single person deserves to be acknowledged.

I: This I believe.

LIANE HANSEN, Host:

Here's our series curator, independent producer Jay Allison.

JAY ALLISON: Matt Harding says he's normally a sardonic, even sarcastic person, but that his dancing videos were devoid of irony. And the response to them taught him something about the power of sincerity. Writing about the dancing is a different matter. He was worried about coming off corny or pseudo- inspirational. He was willing to try it, however, to explain the belief he acquired. Here's Matt Harding with his essay for This I Believe.

MATT HARDING: Unidentified Woman #2: (Singing) (unintelligible)

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

ALLISON: Unidentified Woman #2: (Singing) (unintelligible)

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HANSEN: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Liane Hansen.

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