Friday, August 28, 2009

Call For More Don't You Feel It Too? Participants

We are 20 people who have been practicing a form of public dancing called and we are looking for 20 more to join us.

In “Don’t you feel it too?” (DYFIT) participants dance their inner lives in public places, confronting personal awkwardness and practicing physical joy. But the investigation is an outward one too: DYFIT functions as gentle disobedience, as dialogue between strangers, and as ethnographic research. This summer, we build on lessons learned dancing last year at the Republican National Convention and on Nicollet Mall. We invite you to develop this form of play and nurture braver, more open spirits.

Performances will take place Wednesday and Friday, September 23 and 25, in the late afternoon to early evening. You may dance in one or both performances. A big feast after the performances will be our thanks for your participation.  To take part in performance, you first attend at least 3 practice sessions, which are held on Mondays 6.00-8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00-3.30pm in Minneapolis and Wednesdays 5.00-7.30pm in St. Paul. Sessions are free, guided, and open to anyone. You need only bring yourself and a set of headphones with music you love.  

If this sounds a little scary and a little exciting, perfect! We hope it’s both. Contact:  And for up to the minute updates follow us on Twitter:

DYFIT 2009 open practice sessions coming up....

Saturday, Aug 29, 1-3:30 PM Minneapolis Central Library, Room N-202, 300 Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis 

Monday, Aug 31, 6PM to 8:30 PM.   Meet at Nicollet Ave. side of Peavey Plaza, downtown Minneapolis

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5PM to 7:30PM Meet at Mears Park music stage, lowertown Saint Paul