Monday, March 26, 2012

Dance Anywhere this Friday!

So I'm a little late sharing this because it's coming up this Friday, but I was contacted by the folks from Dance Anywhere and I wanted to post the information because it's a really great idea.
And you don't have to participate in a full out performance somewhere, as creator Beth Fein says in this interview, your dance can be anything and well, anywhere, just so long as it's at the appointed time. Here's from their materials:

what if the world stopped to dance?

well, it will!

march 30th, 2012 at 3 pm (Atlanta)

8th Annual Conceptual, Public Art Performance
12 noon in San Francisco...3 pm in NY & Toronto...4 pm in Buenos Aires...
9 pm in Rome, Prague & Cairo ...10 pm in Istanbul, Nairobi & Minsk...
and so on around the world! 

Since 2005, on one day, simultaneously around the world, dancers, students, cab drivers, artists, business folk and dreamers, young and old alike put aside their daily grind and unleash their moving creativity in parks, sidewalks, office buildings, schools, museums, subways, anywhere their dancing bodies will fit. Now in it’s eighth year, conceptual, public art performance piece dance anywhere® will take place on Friday, March 30, 2012 at noon pacific daylight time (PDT) 3pm EDT (New York, etc) 9pm in Paris, Rome, etc.
Artist and dance anywhere® creator Beth Fein explains,
When I first thought of dance anywhere® it was just an idea. Imagine if we all took a moment to dance. It changes your day, your mood… when you stop to dance, you find inspiration and creativity you may have forgotten. With tough economic times, and so much divisive discourse, here is common ground we can all enter, even if just for a moment - anyone can dance anywhere.
At noon (PST) on March 30th, thousands of people in countries (including Estonia, Argentina, Italy, Turkey, Ireland) across the globe, will pause to express themselves through dance. Join us for another year of transforming public spaces and everyday relations into vehicles of inspiration.
Everyone is encouraged to participate, and the project involves people of all ages, abilities, nationalities, and backgrounds.  It is free for dancers and audience alike. Participants have been professional dancers and artists, plumbers, doctors, soccer players, teachers and politicians. Some dances are choreographed, some are improvised, and some stretch the definition of what dance is.

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