Dance. Love. Liberate.
Don't You Feel It Too? is the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner nature in public places. It’s participatory art, mind-body practice, social healing, and physical exercise. Everyone can do it.
In 2017, thanks to a grant from Forecast Public Art, we celebrate 10 years of dancing in the streets. We invite the good and sometimes shy people of Minneapolis and St. Paul to get out there and dance at any of the 40+ events this year. Dance for exercise and stress relief. Dance for liberation and the common good. Or just because you’ve got great music. The world needs you now more than ever, and it needs your dance. Don’t you feel it too?
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Twin Cities Pride at Loring Park, 10AM - 6PM.
DANCE YOUR PRIDE! The world needs us now more than ever, and the world needs our dance. Join us for any part of the day.
More information coming soon.
1. Bring music you LOVE on your phone or similar device, and earbuds.
2. Wear comfortable shoes that protect your feet.
3. Be prepared for any weather. We dance rain or shine.
4. If possible, leave stuff in your car or at home so that you can dance freely. (If the session is part of a class or workshop, we will have have a secure place for your belongings.)
THE BASIC INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Listen to music you love and loves you back.
2. Move honestly (even fearlessly).
3. Feel what you feel.
“DanceBreak” is public dance for self-care. Participants fit 3 short dance breaks into their daily lives for one week. Before your coffee at Caribou, take a dance break. Need a mid-afternoon break from your computer? Take a dance break. At dusk dance a prayer of thanks for your beautiful day of life. Information on how to participate coming in May.
Want to volunteer for this radical and joyful movement? Don’t You Feel It Too? seeks your expertise and generosity in these ways:
Develop a creative social media campaign
Make us look good by editing photos, creating a flyer and letterhead
Design our first online donor campaign
Help us figure out music sharing and increasing accessibility to music
Join an event production team
Document DYFIT with your photography or video skills
Perform a study that can quantify & more accurately explain what DYFIT does
Donate to DYFIT through GiveMN !
Mn Artists Presents: Marcus Young
Thursday, May 4, 5-9 pm
Walker Art Center, Free
How is art a resource for daily life? When does our own behavioral practice of life become art? Mierle Laderman Ukeles reminds us not to undervalue the mundane work of maintaining life: "After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?" But what if there isn’t going to be a revolution? Or what do we do with our minds, bodies, and spirits while we work on that revolution, especially at a time when the world is in need of healing? With conversations, viewing experiences, guided meditation, protest singing, and more, the evening's events explore how behavioral practice becomes healing becomes art.
Schedule of events:
5-8:15 pm: Meditation space facilitated by Dr. Joi Lewis and Myra Rucker - Main Lobby
5-9 pm: Re-performance of Emma Sulkowicz's Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight) by Reb L. Limerick and Laura Torgeson - Hennepin, Cargill, and Main Lobbies
5:30-6 pm: Phone conversation on gratitude with Mierle Laderman Ukeles - Cinema
6-6:30 pm: Skype conversation on resilience with Emma Sulkowicz - Cinema
6:30-7 pm: Mindfulness tour of galleries with meditation instructor and Walker tour guide - Departs from Main Lobby
6:15-7:30: Live acupuncture demonstration with Dr. Xinrong He - Cargill Lobby
7:30-8 pm: Mindfulness tour of galleries with meditation instructor and Walker tour guide - Departs from Main Lobby
8:15-8:45 pm: Vocal performance with Passed Presents (Jayanthi Kyle and Alicia Steele) - Main Lobby
8:45-9 pm: Closing reflections - Main Lobby
"Dance. Love. Liberate."
Thursday, May 11, from 3:30-5:00pm
LOCATION: Ring Road, by the flagpoles
Bring your favorite music and earbuds. Come ready to move. Watch a 60-second how-to video.
"Dance. Love. Liberate" is a participatory dance action at UC Irvine. It's flash mob meets mind-body practice meets street activism. Everyone is invited to try this fun workshop to dance for what they believe in and experience liberation for all. It's also good exercise and stress relief. Learn this alternative way of being powerful in public space!
This activity is presented by the Illuminations Program, working in collaboration with QTPOC Festival, The Coup de Comedy Festival, and the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium.
Information coming soon!