Dance will be popping up in public spaces this Saturday, November 15th at 2:00 p.m. EST in and near Hartford, Connecticut, Northampton, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. Yes, three of my beautiful dancer pals and I will each be dancing in our home cities, offering our art to the everyday life of the communities in which we live.
We are using #danceiseverywhere for photos and video that we generate (thank you, Alicia), so if you spot us, you can upload there or tell where you saw us. You can even do your own dance in your own town and show or tell us how it went :).
For me, this journey started awhile back when I began my Flashmob of 1 efforts of dancing spontaneously in public spaces: highway oases and rest areas, public beaches, farmers’ markets, crosswalks. Why not intertwine our art more integrally in the daily life of our environments? You know, as we go about our day, spontaneously dancing in the streets, or singing, or reciting soliloquies or our own poetry or drawing with chalk or…..? It needn’t be a major undertaking, but even a brief burst of art creates an unforgettable gift of beauty and sense of possibility to our neighbors and the Universe.
I realized that the benefits of my humble endeavor would be multiplied if even one more dancer would dance in public places. Now with my very talented dance pals joining the party, and possibly some of their dancer friends, three communities will be the recipients of spontaneous, accessible art.
Fingers crossed on November weather in New England. See you out there!
“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.” ~Havelock Ellis (thank you, Shauna, http://luggagelady.net)