I disagree with your determination that Catholic worship is "so bland." Merely because the worship that Holy Mother Church has canonized to be offered to God is refined, solemn and sacred doesn't make it bland or lesser in any respect to the fervor offered by idol-worshippers. The solemnity and refined-ness of the Holy Sacrifice offered to God the Father in atonement for our sins should not be made coarse, vulgar and profane to suit the un-Churched, but used as a means of raising the minds of such people to the loftier things of God.
Finally, I would offer as a suggestion that you take a peek at #75 in Bl. Pope John Paul II's Encyclical Letter Veritatis Splendor. A good action requires more than a good intention.
thank you for the VERITATIS SPLENDOR
I have read it and tried to understand it.
I quote from it,
"The Second Vatican Council invited scholars to take "special care for the renewal of moral theology", in such a way that "its scientific presentation, increasingly based on the teaching of Scripture, will cast light on the exalted vocation of the faithful in Christ and on their obligation to bear fruit in charity for the life of the world".45 The Council also encouraged theologians, "while respecting the methods and requirements of theological science, to look for a more appropriate way of communicating doctrine to the people of their time; since there is a difference between the deposit or the truths of faith and the manner in which they are expressed, keeping the same meaning and the same judgment".46 This led to a further invitation, one extended to all the faithful, but addressed to theologians in particular: "The faithful should live in the closest contact with others of their time, and should work for a perfect understanding of their modes of thought and feelings as expressed in their culture".47
I found another link here where Cardinal Arinze talks of the appropriateness and inappropriateness of dance depending on where one is - ie the culture one is in.
I have been to mass in India when we have had dances during the Offertory and after the elevation and it was respectful and made me stand in awe and made me aware of the presence of God in my midst and it led me to a deeper worship. And I have been to a mass with my African friends and here too witnessed dance which led me to worship.
Many of the psalms also talk of dancing to our God. And when I was talking of bland, I meant lukewarm. I am awed by the reverence of the mass especially the elevation when the bread and wine is consecrated and becomes the body and blood - Christ is present in our midst - yet I do not feel this reverence in the church I attend. I do not expect dancing - I am in a Western country and for that matter in India too, in many churches I do not find this reverence.
I agree with you, he is a Catholic priest in a eastern country, where dance is a form of worship. The bishop is OK with this Jesuit and his dancing. I cannot judge him, we need to understand and witness his dancing.