At 12:00 p.m. CST on March 18th, 2016, creative and silly types from all over the world will drop what they are doing and do one simple thing: dance. Not limited to just professional or academically trained dancers, the annual Dance Anywhere® project is open to any and all individuals with a desire to celebrate the art of dance simultaneously with thousands of others across the globe.
Since its inception in 2005, the mission of Dance Anywhere® has been to achieve the following:
- Engage people in a simultaneous, worldwide public art performance as a global community.
- Raise questions about the definitions of art, community and public space.
- Make art (and dance) more accessible to the public.
- Inspire creativity.
For 2016, a number of hosts have opened their doors to the event, including the YCBA, the San Francisco Public Library, the Oakland Museum of CA, SFMOMA, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Berkeley Art Center and SFJAZZ.
Organizers emphasize the broadness of the interpretation of “dance,” and encourage participants to take part at noon on March 18th regardless of their location or style of dance. According to the event’s website, previous dancers have included soccer players, teachers, doctors, politicians and a number of other professionals one wouldn’t usually associate with dance. In addition, dance anywhere® encourages individuals to define dance for themselves, performing however they choose and in whatever style—even if it truly pushes the boundaries of what “dance” is.
No matter your age or ability as a dancer, you are welcome to participate in 2016’s dance anywhere® event. While you don’t actually have to be in the city of San Francisco to take part, there’s no place like the Bay Area to express yourself and see great dance performances from other participants take place in various public spaces. Think of it as a great opportunity to bust a move, not worry about how you look and achieve total freedom, if only for a minute or two. To get you to and from your dance location, be sure to call Nationwide Limousine Service today at 800-339-8936.