Synthesis ~ Paleo Dance ~ The Shift Hits The Clan
Tim Anderson, Karina Brossmann & Noé Khalfa
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First, a Warm-Up of soft DJ'd music for stretching scattered dancing.
Next, everyone gathers around a Centerpiece by Chatara Hajje, holds hands and dances together to soft music for a song.
Then the First Half of the DJ'd dance begins.
After the First Half we gather around the Center Piece and sit together for the Middle: introductions and announcements.
Then a led exercise for the whole community: Tonight, Flocking.
The Second Half of DJ'd music opens with another Circle Dance.
Finally there's a Circle Dance to complete the night.
The sweet and bright Noe and Karina will DJ.
Tim Anderson will facilitate the group dancing.
The dance will be immediately proceeded by a Consent Workshop by Brian Fabert and Carey French that will relate in many ways. Try to attend both!
7:45 - Doors open (for dance)
8:00 - Opening circle (please be present for the circle)
10:00 - Closing circle
$10 drop-in, $9 on 5/10 class pass
May 14 Sara Esrick
May 21 Noe Khalfa (following Partner's Yoga)
May 28 Ivan Daniel Espinosa
June 4 Open
June 11 DJ Soleil
June 18 Chatara Hajje
June 25 Katrina Koleto
July 2 Victoria Raisky Anderson
July 4 Annual 4th of July dance party!
July 9 Open
July 16 Liam Bowler
For at least 200,000 years, the creators and sustainers of long lasting dances enabled many homo sapiens to dance as tribe, as community; to connect as friends, as family, across ages, deeper than mating; not all night, not every song, but some of the time, in both planned and spontaneous ways.
When the agrarian age began, 10,000 years ago, we began living in groups larger than 100 and we lost empathetic cohesion. Much of social dance in western civilization devolved into a mating/hook-up scene. Most people stop dancing after they coupled.
All of us have these animal drives. No blame. But we need to reclaim tribe, this time, One Global Tribe, as Homo Empatheticus.
This is paleo dance: the way we evolved dancing around fires, in camps. This way the young, the old, the asexual, the radically monogamous, the celibate and the shy also loop in, completing the community circuitry. This way everyone receives, contributes, deepens and enlivens the clan. This way the dance catches fire, spreads far, lasts, transforms the whole culture.
Our dances have and can cross class and race, cross musical tastes, cross the globe, so everything can shift, so we can evolve, so we can survive.
How? We dance together. We make the circle round so everyone sees, hears, feels EVERYONE. We share power and information equally, communally, from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.
We'll dance in the style of Dance Freedom in Cambridge Massachusetts, the first ecstatic, barefoot, free dance in modern times, the dance that started in 1968, spawned Dance New England, and sparked most of the dances we attend today: See http://dancefreedom.com/