When asked where the Alvin Ailey American Dunce Theater is heading in the 21st century, Judith Jamison lets out a roar of a belly laugh
Powered by computerized pneumatic devices, the animatronic being periodically awakens from its dormant/dead state and (in jerky yet naturalistic moves accompanied by the hissing of air pistons and the occasional roar of a compressor) ritualistically repeats the slicing act documented in the wounds while letting out a recorded belly laugh
in the voice of the artist.
Think of a great belly laugh
, a laugh that has you doubled over with giggles; a laugh that has you catching your breath; a giggle so infectious it's impossible to regain your composure and the harder you try, the funnier it gets, until it finally sends you to the floor thumping your hand on the ground in absolute glee.
The workshop was run by "laughter facilitator" Raymond Pollack, who uses his belly laugh
and larger-than-life personality to teach children how to break down barriers and encourage them to talk more.
Gloomy Britons are too stressed-out, with almost half unable to rustle up even one decent belly laugh
BOY, did we have a great big belly laugh
and loads of fun
Well, maybe not better, but it was good for a belly laugh
This week it really did feel like we were scraping the very bottom of the comedy barrel, with Linda's hot date turning up and the word "gash" being used all the time in a last-ditch attempt to get a belly laugh
Their show also features masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic imagery and infectious belly laugh
It's the perfect antidote to winter as it gives you a good belly laugh
quickly followed by an overwhelming urge to take up Salsa.
Five wonderful 60-something women reminisce over fond and sometimes painful memories, keen observations and enjoy a good old belly laugh
along the way.
What better way to end a week of political wrangling than to have a good old belly laugh
at those in power?